Children’s earliest learning experiences are the foundations that the rest of their education will be built upon. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a framework for all learning and development from birth to 5 years old.
"Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments"
These guiding principles shape practice in early years settings. The EYFS includes development statements which are divided into different ages and stages. There are 7 areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in early years settings:
Understanding the World
All of Hartfield classes and Early Years Play sessions follow the EYFS using the Development Matters document for the relevant ages and stages. An important aspect of this is to support you, in your role as your child's first educator,