Little Durham offers children aged 6 months to 2 years old a safe, happy and nurturing start to their school journey. Children enjoy fun, age-appropriate activities led by our caring teachers in an environment that feels like a home away from home.
Little Durham sets the stage for lifelong learning by encouraging the development of positive educational and social skills that children will master as they grow. Children enjoy an interesting, varied schedule that focuses on play and socialisation, but still introduces learning and development principles, and provides a seamless transition into Durham International School.
By encouraging social and emotional development, Little Durham lays the foundation for your child’s future education and builds ‘Confidence for Life!’
Teaching and Learning
We believe school should be a fun and exciting place and aim to provide a foundation for children to be ready for Nursery and Pre-Prep where we deliver a creative curriculum guided by the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and English National Curriculum.
Learning takes place both in the classroom and outdoors to involve, intrigue and assist children, developing their minds and bodies for future learning.
Recognising the importance of good manners and behaviour as well as encouraging kindness, respect and care for themselves and others – these are some of the core values we highly support at the school. Our child-centered approach celebrates the individual talents, interest, readiness and personalities of every child.
Developing ‘Confidence for Life’
Our Teaching staff are dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence through warm positive relationships. Little Durham provides a stage for lifelong learning by encouraging the development of positive educational and social skills that children will master as they grow.
There are many benefits to giving your child a head-start in their school journey. Sending your child to Little Durham will foster:
- Social skills and interaction
- Connection and communication
- Consistency and routine
- Development of sensory, perception and fine motor skills
- Physical development
- Autonomy and independence
- Development of logical thinking and numeracy skills
- Articulation in communication
Little Durham provides an interesting and varied schedule, which whilst being play based, incorporates the seven areas of Learning and Development of the EYFS framework through:
- Circle time
- Music and movement
- Story time
- Exploring art and creativity
- Water play
- Indoor and outdoor play, and awareness of their environment
- Stimulating, teacher led activities to enhance language and numeracy
Providing children with confidence and a strong foundation for the next stage in learning, Little Durham is the best place to start developing the brightest minds!
We fully understand how important the decision is when choosing your child’s school and we are committed to ensuring that their first experience of education is one filled with happiness and learning.
Please contact our friendly Admissions Team to make an appointment to visit our school.