Areas of Learning
This is a link to the government’s statutory framework, which is mandatory for all early years providers
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a statutory curriculum for children age 0-5 years. It emphasises that through play children learn very effectively.
Within the EYFS are goals, which most children are expected to achieve before the end of the year in the Reception class. The steps which children take as they progress towards these goals are known as Development Matters.
The EYFS is divided into seven areas of learning and development, all are important and inter-connected.
These seven areas consist of:
Three prime areas
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Four specific areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
All areas of learning are equally as important and children do not separate their learning into subject areas, however, we consider that personal and social skills are vital to children's success, and include:
Forming relationships with others
Having respect for other people
Being an individual and belonging to a community
Being able to express feelings and emotions
Becoming independent and helping others
Being able to make choices and taking responsibility
Understanding right and wrong
Understanding appropriate behaviour
Empathising with others
Developing persistence and resilience