Children have plenty of opportunities for early literacy, numeracy, ICT, scientific awareness and the development of general knowledge within nursery. We use rhyme, rhythm, clapping, singing and counting games to promote learning. Baking and other opportunities for experimenting and investigating take place regularly.

We also focus on the development of physical strength, balance, co-ordination, spatial awareness and healthy eating, since these aspects are of particular importance to children's overall wellbeing.

When children express an interest in reading and writing, we offer appropriate opportunities to Toys at St Mary's Nursery extend their development – always taking the child's lead.

Children learn through the security of routine, so we include elements such as registration, snack time, singing Grace before lunch and "show and tell".