Welcome to Al-Ashraf Nursery. We endeavour to provide an education built around an Islamic ethos within a caring environment where all pupils are valued and cared for.
It is our mission to help develop children to be responsible and upstanding citizens within the community. Children develop quickly in the early years, and we aim to do all that we can to help our children have the best possible start in life.
Through the daily application of prophetic mannerism, morals and etiquettes, we enable children to develop amiable personalities, talents and abilities.
Al-Ashraf Nursery is able to offer places for 3 to 4 year olds who are entitled to 15 hours of free funded nursery education. Funding is available for 2 year olds, and can be offered to families who are on a low income.
If you think you may be entitled, please call:
Family Information Service on 01452 427362 or FREEPHONE 0800 54202 02 (calls to this number from a mobile may be charged at a higher rate). You will need to have your National Insurance Number to hand.
If your child is eligible for funding, the Family Information Service will provide you with a letter of confirmation that you bring along to our setting. If you take up more than the 15 hours entitlement you will be charged for these additional hours. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to the nursery manager, you are more than welcome to.
Why do we deliver an Islamic Curriculum in the nursery, how is it delivered and how does it link with secular learning?
Personal, social and emotional development
- Building confidence and encouraging children to achieve their best
- Establishing effective relationships
- Teaching importance of Taharah (cleanliness and hygiene)
- Building respect for allt
- Learning to share and take turns
- Creates an understanding of good mannerism
- Building Trust
- Learning about religious events and their significance
Communication and language
Using good language in and around the nursery
Using play to understand Islamiyat
Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world; and Expressive arts and designe
Islamiyat activities based around these 4 areas
Islamiyat Topics taught through the EYFS
- Flexible topics
- Tailored topics, to allow each child’s unique needs. E.g. when repeating alphabets, a child may prefer to use the wipe-able cards instead of using the flash cards. They have the choice of using a preferred learning method.
- Playing: Appreciation for our bodies and brain gym
- Being active: Body movement nasheed - Aim is to learn to recognise body parts made by God.
- Being creative: When doing a task, pupils are able to use colours of their choice, free hand/ motor skills to complete the activity.
- Critical thinking: Think of good deeds and learn to reflect on ones actions.
Examples of some of the many planned activities designed to support child development
- Islamic nursery rhymes
- Arabic numbers, months, 5 pillars, colours and pronunciation of letters
- Basic Muslim beliefs and reflecting on God’s creation
- Weather: extending vocabulary like rain, snow and wind all created by God
- Themes based around the months of Islam
- Hajj week
- Rabiul Awwal theme
- Reading book (Inc. stories from the Quraan) and looking at pictures: Story mapping using pictures which enhances visual learning.
- Fun opportunities of learning:
- Islamic show and tell
- Taster week
- Senses week
EYFS is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the reception year.
It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.
Four Key Themes
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
Seven areas of learning and development
Children should initially develop the 3 prime areas:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the further 4 specific areas:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Finding out about how your child is getting on:
What is LearningBook and what are the benefits?
END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR NURSERY