Arden Grove Infant

& Nursery School


During their time at the Base we aim to support children:

  • To connect – learn to build trust in the Base adults and to learn adults are there to help them. To help children develop the skills to make and maintain friendships
  • To be empowered – help them understand how to help their bodies and brains stay calm and help them understand and manage their emotions
  • To have a voice - learn that their opinions, feelings, emotions and needs are important and valued.


Our curriculum is a mixture of child led play and explorations and adult led learning, using the interests of the children. Their interests can fundamentally be engaged and gently challenged through the following themes:

  • Engage - sharing stories, science, geography and history to follow their interests to incorporate ‘sneaky’ and irresistible learning.                                          
  • Explore - geography and personal, social and health education to explore their physical, emotional and social worlds; supporting and developing self-regulation skills.            
  • Evolve - science, history and personal, social and health education to explore how change is constant; learning to grow, aspire, plan, cope with change and persist when things seem hard.                                           
  • Express - art, design, IT, music and personal, social and health education to develop spoken language, expression and reading and writing skills.

In Term 1 our primary focus will always be to Connect through the Engage curriculum, to stabilise and build relational safety and trust.

Additionally, every child will have daily maths and English tasks tailored to meet their individual needs