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 - Word for word

How well children learn words is influenced by many things, including the environment and the manner in which adults speak to them. Communication experts Dr Rebecca Frost, Dr Katherine Twomey, Dr Gemma...

Areas of Learning

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Learning & Development: Communication & Language - Word for word

How well children learn words is influenced by many things, including the environment and the manner in which adults speak to them. Communication experts Dr Rebecca...

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Learning & Development: PSED part 2 - Mind out

How can practitioners help children to play in a manner that best supports their development? Marion Dowling explains.

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A Unique Child: Health & nutrition - Plan of action

How much physical activity do under-fives need? Public Health England offers some guidance

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Learning & Development: Storytelling - Inside stories

Story Square harnesses the power of storytelling to give children a voice through play - and enable others to learn about them. Class teacher Jay Ramsey shares...

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Learning & Development: PSED: Part 1 - Early growth

Much emphasis is put on academic achievement, but how do we support each child to become a person? Marion Dowling begins a three-part series