It starts with storytelling and sound games with objects, such as I spy using the phonetic alphabet. We often sing nursery rhymes in groups or social circles to help develop rhythm and rhyme.  Further activities such as the large moveable alphabet encourage children to recognise letters and their sounds and then enable them to start word building independently.

Our  cosy book corner is a strong feature of our nurturing environment, giving children a space for quiet reflection, time alone with a book or a place to sit quietly with friends.