Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. The EYFS Framework is a play-based curriculum which explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. It is a very important stage in your child’s life.
The EYFS Framework helps ensure children are ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. Through the EYFS Framework your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their outstanding 7 Areas of Learning & Development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 Prime Areas first:
- Communication & Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Research into early child development shows that children learn more rapidly during their first three years than in later life; whilst all areas of learning are important and inter-connected, the three Prime areas that are crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, building their capacity to learn and form relationships and thrive. As children grow, the Prime Areas will help them to develop skills in 4 Specific Areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
The specific areas will enable them to be self-motivated learners who are confident to succeed.
The EYFS Framework underpins everything we do here at Little Explorers Nursery and is firmly embedded throughout our practice each day. It allows children to play, explore and learn through being active, creative & critical thinking in an environment that is secure and safe, yet challenging. Play opportunities are non-stereotypical and available to all children promoting the teaching and learning from a skilled workforce. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs.