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Dundela Infants' School and Nursery Unit, Belfast

Learning through play


We follow the Northern Ireland Pre-School Curriculum Guidance which aims to ensure that each child develops at his / her own rate through challenging progressive play. There will be a wide variety of well planned experiences so that children will be engaged in learning situations designed to foster a range of skills. The Pre-School curriculum is broad, balanced and provides progression. The all round development of the child is kept at the heart of the curriculum with stimulating and child appropriate activities. Skilled early years practitioners also follow the lead from the child in their learning by taking an interest in what they are playing with and helping to develop their play through effective questioning and playful interactions.

The curriculum consists of six areas of learning:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Language Development
  3. Early Mathematical Experiences
  4. The Arts
  5. Physical Development and Movement
  6. The World Around Us

Please click on the following link if you would like to learn more about the Pre-School Curriculum: