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.


EYFS Best Practice: An essential guide to ... spending the EYPP

When the Early Years Pupil Premium comes in this April, it will be up to providers how they channel the funding. Charlotte Goddard looks at what settings should be thinking about

Areas of Learning


Positive Relationships: Home learning - A parent's guide to ... speech

How does a child move from babbling to mastering the sounds and sequences of a language? Penny Tassoni explains the processs.


Enabling Environments Collections: Sense of place

Use first-hand experiences and location resources for learning about environments, says Nicole Weinstein.


My Best course - Real-life maths

Liz Jarvis of Barn Croft School in London attended a courseto make maths more 'relevant' for her Reception class. Alex Pattinson reports.


Learning & Development: Theatre - Going live

Theatrical performances can set the scene for dramatic expression, language learning and improved concentration. Former nursery owner and playwright Miranda Walker...


Home learning - A parent's guide to ... bilingualism

More children now grow up with two or more languages, but how can you help them learn? Penny Tassoni offers some advice.