Learning and Development

There are 7 areas of learning and development in the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’, these shape the educational programme delivered. All of these areas are important, and are interconnected, however 3 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 3 areas are known as prime areas, and are:

The other 4 areas, which strengthen the prime areas, are known as specific areas, these are:

Staff use these areas to observe and monitor their key children’s individual development and to provide activities and experiences to support future learning and development.