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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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Play with words

Sharing stories and rhymes with children right from the earliest years will help them develop vital communication skills. Judith Stevens explores the opportunities and benefits across the age groups....

Areas of Learning

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Play with words

Sharing stories and rhymes with children right from the earliest years will help them develop vital communication skills. Judith Stevens explores the opportunities...

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Learning & Development: Physical Development - Move on!

New Zealand-based child development expert Gill Connell speaks to Anne O'Connor about the importance of a healthy 'movement diet' in young children's development...

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Learning & Development: Personal, Social & Emotional Development - Let me be

Making children feel secure and content is essential, but settings often have a narrow view of how this should be achieved - creating an environment of forced gaiety,...

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Learning & Development: Expressive Arts & Design - Follow me

A setting rescued from closure by parents is providing outstanding provision with creative and critical thinking at the heart of its practice. Marianne Sargent...

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Learning & Development: Maths - Try for size

The foundations for mathematics should be laid early, but what is an appropriate approach for supporting the under-threes? Judith Stevens looks at creating enabling...