Oxford Kids’ Development Programme (OKDP)

The aim of the OKDP is to ensure that all children under Six in childcare benefit from a safe, secure and happy environment where they can play and develop, laying the foundation for success with the primary school curriculum.

The Oxford Kids’ Development Programme consists of eight areas of learning and development. Within each, there are a number of early learning goals which most of children will achieve by the end of the Oxford Kids’ Development Programme.

Eight Areas of Learning and Development

1 Personal Development (PD)

This are is all about developing a positive sense of self and respect for others, social skills including dressing, undressing and washing, as well as having an enthusiasm for learning.

2. Social Development (SD)





3. Emotional Development (ED)









4. Creative Development/Skill Development

Developing imagination and creativity in art, music, movement, dance, imaginative and role-play activities.

5. Physical Development

Children will be helped to develop skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement and to understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

6.  Language Development (CD)


Children develop confidence and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, listening to stories and beginning to read and write.

7.Math/Logical Development

Developing a growing understanding of problem solving and numbers, through stories, songs, games and play. Children should become comfortable with numbers and use language such as ‘heavier than’ or ‘bigger’.

8. Knowledge Development (KD)