EYFS – Nursery & Reception
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from 3 to 5 years old (Nursery and Reception).
This is a very important stage as it helps children get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and success.
The EYFS Framework explains how and what children will be learning to support their healthy development. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking, which takes place both indoors and outside. We work in partnership with parents to support learning and development at home and at school.
At this stage children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first. These are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for the children’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
These seven areas are used to plan the children’s learning and activities. The staff teaching and supporting the children make sure that the activities are suited to the unique needs and interests of each child.