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: EYFS in Reception - Play time

Helen Moylett examines case studies from the Newham Reception Innovation Project on play

Areas of Learning


Learning & Development: Movement - Body language

Anne O’Connor explores the link between movement and well-being


Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Mark my words

Delay in language development can negatively impact emotional well-being and relationship-building. Jo Parkes discovers how one nursery school is helping children...


Nursery Equipment: Fine Motor Skills - Within grasp

Physical skills and fine motor control are declining among some school-starters, so what better time to stock up on products that aid the development of these abilities,...


EYFS Activities - Let’s explore… computational thinking

Children can be introduced to the basics of coding at a very young age, says Marianne Sargent


Nursery Equipment: ICT - At a touch

There are thousands of apps designed for children, but not all of them will be EYFS-appropriate. Martin Bailey explains what to look out for, and overleaf suggests...