Play School Mastermind follows the Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS) Framework and explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development from 1 Year to 6 years old.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children following the EYFS curriculum, learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
These prime areas are those 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. These are: