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: Digital Technology - Live and learn

In an Australian case study, tablet technology has enabled children’s playful explorations as part of ‘multimodal learning’. Nicola Yelland and Caja Gilbert examine the implications

Areas of Learning

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EYFS Activities: Essential experiences... nature

What are the best ways to encourage children’s inherent interest in nature? Penny Tassoni offers some tips for autumn and beyond

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Learning & Development: Digital Technology - Live and learn

In an Australian case study, tablet technology has enabled children’s playful explorations as part of ‘multimodal learning’. Nicola Yelland and Caja Gilbert examine...

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Enabling Environments: Collections - With care

Exploring the natural environment is a great way to educate children about becoming eco-friendly, discovers Nicole Weinstein in the latest in her series on supporting...

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 1 - Tuned in

Music is important in its own right in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment, says Linda Pound in the first of a series about...

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EYFS Activities - Five things to do with… a blank canvas

How to plan a new use for an outdoor space. By Julie Mountain