Our curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to five years, which allows children to explore and learn in an environment that is secure and safe, yet challenging. The EYFS has a programme, which we follow and is designed to help the children to achieve what are known as the ‘early learning goals’. These are targets that most children are expected to achieve by the time that they leave the reception class. This will provide a firm foundation for National Curriculum work in Year 1.

Within the EYFS Framework practitioners provide activities and make assessment judgements based on the seven areas of learning: 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas.



Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

When planning and guiding activities practitioners will reflect upon the different ways that children learn and ensure they utilise this within their practice. The Characteristics of Effective Learning are:

Playing and Exploring

Active Learning

Creating and Thinking Critically

Islamic Curriculum

The Islamic teachings and etiquettes are encouraged and taught in a fun and playful way, this is role modelled by the practitioners through different stimulating play activities. For example, if we are in the season of autumn, children are taken for nature walks where they can explore different leaves and acorns etc. In order to develop the children in their Islamic and EYFS knowledge we the practitioners talk to the children about the change of leaves, different colours, shapes, sizes, textures, smell etc. In addition to this we emphasise that the changes to the leaves and seasons only happens with the order of Almighty.

In order to achieve the aim of the setting: ‘give the children the best of both Worlds’ at Little gems we have an Islamic curriculum which is weaved through the 7 areas of the EYFS.



At Little Gems we learn our Kalimah’s with the translation.


We learn our Duas at Little Gems and have in cooperated them with our daily routine. View and Download Our Duas