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Pre-Nursery Scheme of Work for Nigerian Schools


Children enter preschool with a sense of wonder and a love of learning. They have an insatiable appetite for knowledge when they have learning experiences that are engaging and enjoyable. Such experiences are not accidental. It is achieved through a deliberate effort of the school in cooperation with that of the home.

One of the fundamental steps towards providing positive learning experience to school children is acquisition and effective implementation of standard curriculum. A standard curriculum is a conglomeration of curricular from different sources. Ever y school must have a conglomeration of curricular from different sources. This bestows rich information and scholarship on the pupils.  An alternative is to acquire a curriculum or syllabus which is a blend of curricular from many sources.

These ones in your hands are widely circulated across the states of Nigeria. It has been in use since 1997 but revised and updated in line with the most recent Nigerian National Curriculum, 2016. It is reviewed to reflect the recent development in the global education community.

This is a comprehensive Pre-Nursery Scheme of Work for Nigerian Schools.

The Nigerian National Policy on Education (NPE) provides that Early Childhood Education (ECC) – also known as Pre-Primary Education or Early Years Foundation Stages – is for children between the ages 3 to 5 years old. Typical of Nigerian schools, this level of education is divided into three classes thus:

LevelCommon NamesAges
EYF 1Pre-Nursery or Reception2.5 – 3.5 years
EYF 2Nursery 1 or KG 13.5 – 4.5 years
EYF  3Nursery 2 or KG 24.5 – 5.5 years

NOTE: EYF means Early Years Foundation Stage; KG means Kindergarten. The naming of these foundation classes varies from school to school. Some schools use Playgroup (PG) 2 for the Pre-Nursery level to show the continuity of Playgroup (1). In this scheme, we use Pre-Nursery, Nursery 1 and Nursery 2

However, the naming may be, it is important to know the goal of this level of education so as to pursue its attainment. In summary, the general goal of pre-primary education is to equip children with moral and social skills, provide the foundation for numeracy, literacy and communication as well as writing or pre-writing skills that will ensure a smooth switch over to primary education.  These six goals are composite. Visit our website for an elaborate description of the expectation for each level under each of the six goals outlined above.

Knowing these expectations will enable school owners to set clear-cut expectations. It will also help teachers to assess and monitor the development of each and every child.  Most importantly, it keeps stakeholders in check and prevents overloading children at any given level.

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