The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based around four themes; each theme is linked to an important principle:
- Unique Child
Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
- Positive Relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person.
- Enabling Environment
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
- Learning and Development
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.
An opportunity for your child to make friends and develop educationally in a caring atmosphere.
We provide the Early Years Foundation Stage framework through seven areas of learning opportunities. These are separated into two sections, Prime Areas and Specific Areas.
The Prime Areas are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
Making relationships/self-confidence and self-awareness/managing feelings and behaviour
- Physical Development
Moving and handling/health and self-care
- Communication and Language
Listening and attention/understanding/speaking
With Specific Areas:
Numbers/shape, space and measure
- Understanding the World
People and Communities/The World/technology
- Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials/being imaginative