Wells House curriculum encourages children to think, reason, question, experiment and explore, each child will have a  Key Worker as we believe that warm, nurturing relationships are fundamental to meeting the young child's needs for love, security, recognition and encouragement.

Examples of Curriculum activities in which we encourage all Wells House children to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, Every Child Matters


Personal Social and Emotional

All activities within an anti discriminatory context, Role-play, Conversations, outings, meal times, display work, festivals, animal care, story telling, theme work, talking books, baking, jigsaws, group discussions, problem solving activities, group activities, one to one interaction, free expression, responsibilities, circle time, self help activities, praise, routines.


Communication and Language

 Story telling, role-play, conversations, board games, puppets, small world, computer, rhymes, singing, recognition cards, water and sand play, peer interaction, jolly phonics, group activities, outdoor play, theme work, one to one interaction, music and movement, circle time, questioning, mark making, free expression, construction activities, creative activities.



Baking, sand and water play, drawing, construction activities, dominoes, lotto games, computer, rhymes, recognition cards, counting, sorting activities, group games, outdoor play, soft foam shapes, shape sorters, jigsaws, theme work, treasure baskets, circle time, small world, free expression, meal times, cutting, toileting, questioning, one to one opportunities, display work, sharing, exploration of environment, measuring, books.

Understanding of the World

Recycling, looking at plants, insects & wildlife, environmental activities, weather activities, modelling, science experiments, theme work, festivals & celebrations, map reading, computer, life cycles, pet care, outings, outdoor play, sensory activities, Spanish lessons, food tasting, music lessons, outside play, treasure baskets, role-play, ourselves, books, library visits, treasure baskets, questioning, explore close environment, ICT equipment, construction.

Physical Development

Ball games, construction activities, movement & music, outdoor play, indoor physical activities, cutting activities, apparatus, role-play, water & sand play, threading, group games, exercise, meal times, routines, action & finger rhymes, bikes & push along toys, bats & balls, parachute play, Swimming, quiet periods, malleable activities, books, small world, responsibilities.

Expressive arts and design

Colour mixing, painting, collaging, cutting, crayoning, drawing, junk modelling, music & dance, role-play, free expression, printing, mark making, chalking, water & sand play, baking, puppet making, craft activities, theme work, festivals & celebrations, instruments, papier mache, pre-writing, still life drawing, sensory activities, photography, cultural sounds.


Pens, pencils, rubbers, felt tips, chalking, crayons, books, signs, Spanish, recognition cards, story time, display work, jigsaws, sponge painting, bubble printing, stamps and ink pads, computer, magazines.


Emma and the Buddies help busy families and organisations to create their own through our Buddies adventures! It wouldn’t be right for me to not introduce each of the Buddies by name and where they like to relax: Cubby the bear cub loves to stretch and calm in the enchanted woodland, Chill-out the penguin enjoys to lying on his back while practicing his breathing techniques swimming down the relaxation river. Then there is Peaceful polar bear who enjoys nothing better than taking in the mindful sites of the wellbeing-waterfall. Relaxation the reindeer, he enjoys climbing up the magical mountain to help him to refocus his mind and soul.

Emma has over ten years of experience of working with families and large organisations to include schools and nurseries. Experience her handmade gift kits and individual products to “create your own calm” on a daily basis. Emma wants to share her Buddies relaxation adventures with you as they come to life through her sessions and in our interactive notebook!

Last but not least Emma King is the founder of the business she has over 10 years experience working as a trained aromatherapist, massage therapist and Massage In Schools instructor.

This session was created with the mental health of children and teenagers in mind! It can be run as an in-school/ nursery activity or after school club. The session can be adapted for the different needs of those in the group! The session can be run online or face to face.

This session helps the children to create a sense of calm. It will encourage them to uplift their moods and to refocus their minds through a multi-sensory session. Which includes a variety of these techniques:

  • Peer massage techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Bitesize meditations
  • Relaxation stories
  • Children’s Yoga
  • Songs



At Lingotot North Manchester we have had the privilege of teaching Spanish to The Discoverers since 2018 and we’ve loved every minute of it!

As a team of experienced teachers we love using our experience to share our passion for Spanish through games, songs and stories to make our lessons lots of fun. Thankyou so much to all of the parents who have got in touch to tell us how much the children enjoy our lessons, but the biggest thankyou goes to the children for making our sessions so wonderful!

We love spending time with you! If you’d like more information about our classes please get in touch on or find us @LingototNorthManchester 

Mini Minds Matter

Julie and Mandy set up the business Mini Minds Matter UK in 2021 during COVID 19, after identifying an increased need to support pre-school aged children, parents and carers during this challenging time.

Julie is a qualified teacher and nursery owner with over 25 years experience in the education sector. She has run her own business successfully for the past 18 years, looking after children in the early years’ sector.

In 2020, during COVID, she noticed a marked change with more anxious parents, children and staff and thus decided to develop a growth mindset curriculum within her business.

Julie wanted to carry on the great work she had already been doing within nursery, supporting children by implementing mindfulness into her settings and a desire to reach more children and families through a dedicated program of support and resources.

Mandy is a Qualified Paediatric nurse, with 30 years of experience in health and social care and has worked during the past five years as a health and wellbeing specialist, with children and families from education settings and social care to bring mindfulness, relaxation and emotional wellbeing to a wide range of children.

She has thrived in this and continues to incorporate mindfulness into settings across the UK.


Early Years Foundation

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The revised, simpler framework for the EYFS was implemented in 2012 and was updated, effective from 1 September 2014

You can download the documents in the next section. Further information can be found on the Foundation Years website:

Here are some of the comments Ofsted made about Wells House Kindergarten in their latest report

  •   Staff enjoy taking children on a journey and watching them develop key skills for future life and learning  

  •   Every child receives tailored play experiences based on their current stages of development and interests  

  •   Babies have space to move freely, developing their physical skills as they begin to master walking  

  •   Pre-school children are excited to explore cultural differences and enjoy learning French to enhance their knowledge of the world  

  •   Parents are well informed about their child's development and are encouraged to be involved