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 five years of age. Their early years experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure. Supporting their care, development and learning needs. Nurseries, Pre-schools, Reception classes and registered child-minders are required to follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the seven areas of learning and development in EYFS Framework.
Children should generally develop the three Prime Areas first:
- Communication and Language Development - Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
These Prime Areas are the most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the Prime Areas will help them to develop skills in four Specific Areas:
- Literacy - Mathematics - Understanding the World - Expressive Arts and Design
These seven areas are used by staff here at The Grange Nursery to plan your child's learning and activities.
In the EYFS children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking.