English as an Additional Language

We recognise that each family is different. Many children learn their first language at home and begin learning English when they start nursery. Some families speak two or more languages at home. Children with good knowledge of their home language learn English more easily when they start Nursery. We provide access to specific activities and a differentiated curriculum which supports and extends their English language learning.


If your child is learning English as an additional language, please help at home:

  • Encourage your child to learn both languages
  • Speak to your child in your home language
  • Play games, sing songs and tell stories in your home language.