In England, Dartford nursery is inspected and regulated by OFSTED (previously this was administered by Local Authority Social Services). Nursery for children under five is split into Nursery on Domestic Premises which is Childminding and Daycare.
A nursery (also nursery school, pre-primary school, kindergarten outside the US and UK) is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children between the ages of two and five, prior to the commencement of compulsory education at primary school.
Pre-schools in England, Dartford follow the Early Learning Goals, set by the Early Years Foundation Stage, for education produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families which carries on into their first year of school at the age of four and or five. This year of school is usually called Reception. The Early Learning Goals cover the main areas of education without being subject driven. These areas include;
- Personal, social and emotional development (prime area)
- Communication and Language (prime area)
- Physical education (prime area)
- Literacy (specific area)
- Mathematics (specific area)
- Understanding the World (specific area)
- Expressive Art & Design (specific area)
Our Dartford coverage areas include Dartford nursery DA2
To find out more about our Nursery in Dartford contact us on 01474 612040