Within the group, all children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. By means of developmentally appropriate play activities and a high level of individual adult input, we offer a curriculum which leads to nationally approved early learning goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage under the headings of the Primary Areas and Specific Areas which ends at the end of reception year at school.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three 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 areas, the prime areas, are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design