Our curriculum is delivered using a play-based approach as outlined by the EYFS. We plan for meaningful play through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. During play our practitioners interact to challenge and extend children further. We create stimulating environments where children can choose to engage with planned learning activities or can independently access resources to use in their own play or exploration. The children have whole group and small group learning sessions which increase as they progress through EYFS and in accordance with the needs of the children. Phonics lessons are taught daily from Pre-Reception using a combination of Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds.

We focus on three primary and four specific areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Peregrines Pre Preparatory meets all EYFS requirements for safeguarding and welfare. Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. Through meeting the safeguarding and welfare requirements at Peregrines we are able to create a purposeful and high quality environment which is welcoming, safe and stimulating, where children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence.

Literacy is an essential part of society and our education.  The impact that English will have on all pupils’ lives is unparalleled, therefore it is important that not only key skills are taught but a genuine love of the subject is fostered at such an early age. At Peregrines we provide high- quality learning experiences which will enable each pupil to develop a concrete understanding of literacy practices and a passion for literature.

At Peregrines, our English lessons are broken into key subjects designed to develop crucial skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Proficiency in these areas allow for pupils to communicate effectively and to express themselves creatively and imaginatively.

Throughout the year the pupils are involved in activities such as World Book Day, Poetry Day, visiting author workshops, national competitions for poetry and short stories and educational visits.