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:
|EYF 1||Pre-Nursery or Reception||2.5 – 3.5 years|
|EYF 2||Nursery 1 or KG 1||3.5 – 4.5 years|
|EYF 3||Nursery 2 or KG 2||4.5 – 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.