The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all Early Years Providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's ‘school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
There are four overarching principles that shape the EYFS. These are:
The areas of learning and development
Within these overarching principles of the EYFS, there are seven areas of learning and development which shape the educational programmes at North Walsham Infant and Nursery School. Three of these 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 three prime areas are:
Alongside these prime areas, we also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These specific areas are: