Early Years

Curriculum in the Foundation Stage 

Much of the children's learning in the EYFS will be through play where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children's development and learning based on the Early Learning Goals outlined in the Foundation Stage Profile 2014.


Area of Learning and Development


Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development             

Making relationships

Self-confidence and self-awareness

Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

Moving and handling

Health and self-care

Communication and Language

Listening and attention



Specific areas






Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

People and communities

The world


Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and using media and materials

Being imaginative

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities.