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Preschool is essential to help children with the transition from nursery to "big" school. Call Karebears Childcare in Taunton on:

01823 444 422



Children are usually able to start a preschool between the ages of two and three (depending on the group) before starting "big" school. Our preschool offers short sessions through the day for our preschoolers where they can play, learn and have fun with other children of a similar age, introducing them to the ways of education without their parent present.


Our preschool sessions will also help your child build confidence, social and cognitive skills, and provide a good transitional base between nursery and 'big' school. Each group will have a varied mix of toys, games, singing, story-time, reading, painting, playdough, art and craft activities, with a free play or outdoor area for children to run around in. For more information on our preschool please contact Karebears Childcare in Taunton today.

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.


Your child will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development


These prime areas are essential for your child’s development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design


We use these 7 areas to plan your child’s learning and activities every day. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s individual needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be flexible so that we can follow your child's needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

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