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.


Outdoors in Japan, part 2 - Have a go!

When it comes to risk-taking and resilience, Japan’s settings get the most out of adults and the outdoors, finds Julie Mountain

Areas of Learning


Nursery Equipment: Teaching Sustainability - Natural curiosity

Why environmental issues are best introduced in the early years – and how practitioners can do so. By Annette Rawstrone


Nursery Equipment: Scrap Stores - Waste not…

Scrap stores are helping settings kill two birds with one stone by providing art and play resources that are cheap as well as sustainable and diverse. By Katy Morton...


EYFS training: part 6 – physical development - Get physical

What are the training opportunities for practitioners on physical development, and how can provision in this area be improved? By Charlotte Goddard


EYFS activities: Sharing books… The Perfect Sofa

By Fifi Kuo (Boxer Books, 2019)


Health & Well-Being - Taking action

What are the latest guidelines and opinion when it comes to physical activity? Meredith Jones Russell reports