Early years foundation stage

The Curriculum

he DfE published the EYFS framework in 2007 and revised it in 2012. It sets standards for development, learning and care of children from birth to five. There are four themes within it;

  • A unique child; Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

  • Positive Relationships; Children learn to be strong and independent from the base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

  • Enabling Environments; The environment plays a key part in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

  • Learning and Development; Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are 7 areas of learning and development;

3 Prime Areas

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication and Language development

  • Physical Development

These prime areas are the most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning. As children grow the PRIME areas will help them to develop skills in;

4 specific areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematical development

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive arts and Design

 The EYFS is based around child initiated and a play based approach. 

 At Chasewell Playgroup we plan our continuous provision to ensure children can access a wide range of activities and resources, that allows them to learn both independently and alongside an adult. The purpose of the continuous provision is to allow the children to continue their learning independently and enables them to return to areas to test their skills and their knowledge.

The team at Chasewell Playgroup are then putting together a enhanced plan of experiences that focuses on introducing new concepts to children and allows them to explore new ideas.

Further to this, each child has a key person who plans next steps for the individual child to ensure the child's individual interests are planned for and it is relevant to their unique learning journey.

Please feel free to talk to the Playgroup Manager, Louise about the planning of the curriculum at Chasewell playgroup.