EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of our three Reception classes, each of which have 30 children aged 4/5 years.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

For more information, read the guide below from the Department for Education: