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.


Learning & Development: Gender - Oh, boy!

Thinking in a more challenging way about gender in early childhood can be daunting but is vital to real understanding, say Kath Tayler and Deborah Price

Areas of Learning


Learning & Development: Mathematics: Part 4 - One, two, three

How can settings best support the particular maths development needs of three-year-olds, asks Judith Dancer in the fourth part of this series


Enabling Environments: Bilingualism - Best of both worlds

A Russian-English bilingual school in London is giving children a unique learning experience, finds Karen Faux


Enabling Environments: Movement Play - Body language

Encouraging children to use their bodies in any way they want stimulates their physical and brain development and has a noticeable beneficial effect on behaviour,...


Enabling Environments: Printing - Stamping ground

Printing is an immediately engaging activity for young children because it is both visual and tactile. Nicole Weinstein offers some tips


Learning & Development: Mathematics: Part 3 - Action stations

Supporting the maths development of two-year-olds is an important task, Judith Dancer explains