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The Early Years Foundation Stage

We follow all areas of learning as set out in the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage guide line (2021).   The purpose and aim of the EYFS is to provide the best start in life for every child where they are supported to reach their full potential.  Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Prime Areas

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


Communication and language

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

These prime areas are the most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning.

Specific Areas

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.   These are:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

We record each child's learning journey and development at the playgroup/preschool by compiling an individual learning journey for the child, which the parents/carers can view on Tapestry at any time, and add comments and their own photographs of what the children have been doing in their free time.

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