Personal, Social and Emotional Developmen

At the Goodwill Kindergarten children are provided with a positive environment to learn and are given experiences and support that help them develop a positive sense of themselves and others, as well as good social skills and respect for each other


Using the Jolly Phonics system, we encourage children to link sounds and letters, which helps them to begin reading and writing. They are given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest and practice their newly-acquired skills

Communication and Language

With the support of their teachers, children are encouraged to develop their communication and listening skills whilst also building on their reading and writing abilities


Children are supported in developing their understanding of problem solving, reasoning and numeracy in a broad range of contexts – they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding. They are constantly provided with opportunities to practice these skills and to gain confidence

Understanding the World

In this area of learning and development, children are encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of the world. Their learning is supported by offering opportunities for them to encounter creatures, people, plants, and objects in their natural environment and in real life situations – they will often undertake practical experiments, working with a range of materials.

Physical Development

With our wide range of equipment, children are given opportunities to be active and interactive and to gain skills in coordination, control, manipulation, and movement. Understanding the importance of physical activity and healthy choices in relation to food are both supported

Expressive Arts and Design

Children are provided with opportunities to explore their creativity through art, craft, music, movement, role play activities and IT. Creative play enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another, thereby enhancing their understanding