The EYFS stands for Early Year Foundation Stage, it refers to the first stage in a child's life and therefore covers the age bracket of 0-5. During this time children are learning critical skills that will lay the foundation for future learning, it is a very important time in their life.
The EYFS specifies requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding
children and promoting their welfare.
Children will learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
These prime areas are those most essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are: