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In 2012 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most. This new framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These 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 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We, as professionals teaching and supporting your child, will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs in line with the revised EYFS. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Included with this pack is further information about the EYFS and staff would be happy to provide any further information should you require it.

Each child has an “individual learning journey” throughout their time with us. This ensures each child realises their potential and their needs are fully met. Observation, assessment and planning all support children’s development and learning and result in outstanding levels of care and education.

In all activities the focus will be “hands on” experience and activities that are both enjoyable and meaningful. Children will be encouraged to initiate their own play, but will also have more structured play activities where a member of staff will support and guide the learning. The children have access to a Decision Board were they choose their own toys and resources from a carefully planned selection.