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What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?

The Early Years Foundation Stage is the framework that sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children a broad range of knowledge and skills for the future.

You can find out more information about the EYFS here

What are the 7 areas of learning and development ?

The EYFS outlines 7 areas of learning and development that guide us in preparing activities to ensure your children gain the skills they need to prepare them for school and beyond. Most children under 3 will develop in the 3 prime areas first. The prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the 4 specific areas. All 7 areas are listed below with a brief description of the key skills they will learn in each area.

Prime areas
  • Physical development-moving; managing self care independently; learning about healthy living; using gross motor skills
  • Personal, social and emotional development- sharing, taking turns, makingfriends, managing feelings and behaviour , confidence and self assurance.
  • Communication and language-listening, paying attention, understanding what is being said, developing speech and vocabulary
Specific areas
  • Literacy-reading books, mark making, writing, exploring phonics and letter sounds
  • Mathematics-numbers, counting, passing of time, explore measures, capacity, space, opposites during play
  • Understanding the world-nature, the world around them, people,similarities and differences, ICT equipment
  • Expressive arts and design-creativity, singing, dancing, making music, playing imaginatively, using colour

Opening hours

Morning session 09:00 - 12:00

Monday to Friday

Afternoon session 12:00 – 15:00

Monday to Friday

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