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The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum


The Early Years curriculum is the followed by all daycare, preschools and nursery schools in England and carries on until the end of Reception year in primary school. The curriculum emphasises the importance of developing what it calls “characteristics of effective learning” – which are the dispositions children need to be independent and enthusiastic learners as they move through their education.  In Early Years, play is seen as the most effective way of learning.

At Nursery School we focus on the Prime Areas of Learning, which form an important foundation to all future learning and development. These are: communication and language; personal, social and emotional development and physical development.  The links below provide more information.

Framework for EYFS

EYFS Handbook

Development Matters