The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care.
The EYFS framework gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS Framework gives dads and mums confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
In April 2012 a revised EYFS Framework was issued by government based on the recommendations of Dame Claire Tickell’s review, The Early Years: Foundations for Life, Health and Learning. The framework is supported by guidance developed with and by the early years sector, and is accessible through this website.
The revised EYFS emphasises the need for professionals:
- through the three prime areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; and physical development
- and along with four specific areas of learning: literacy; mathematics; expressive arts and design; and understanding the world.
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