Learning & development

The Learning & Development theme of the EYFS, including child development, Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and activities. Regular case studies showcase best practice from early years settings.

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Enabling Environments: Risk - Under the surface

Risk-taking is a key ingredient of healthy development, but its place in practice can still be limited by how it is perceived, says Kathryn Solly.

Areas of Learning

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Enabling Environments: Collections - Me do it!

Self-care is an essential life skill, but it can also help children grow in confidence. Nicole Weinstein suggests some supporting resources.

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A Unique Child: Inclusion - Prime movers

How should the 'areas of need' in the Special Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice be considered in relation to the prime areas of learning? Kay Mathieson...

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EYFS Best Practice: All about... PD: principles into practice

When it comes to best practice in Physical Development, it's important to understand the thinking behind both the 'principles' and 'programme' approaches. Dr Lala...

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Learning & Development: Science - Full force

A 'playful' project has won an award for its success making scientific ideas accessible to children and families, writes Olivia McCrea-Hedley.

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Home learning: Activities for parents - Shape and size

Penny Tassoni has plenty of activities with shapes and sizes to try at home