Every child deserves the best possible start in life and encouragement that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and high quality early learning provides the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the required standards to ensure that children learn and develop well. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
All teaching is planned to incorporate the Seven Areas of Learning into daily activities. Children are encouraged to play and explore; they are encouraged to become creative learners and critical thinkers. These simple yet crucial skills allow children to develop into confident and well-motivated learners.
There are three prime areas that are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. These areas are:
There are four specific areas that are concerned with the following: