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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum was introduced in 2008 in England, a revised version came into effect in September 2012 and yet another in September 2014. It is a groundbreaking curriculum because it covers all settings that work with children from birth to five, including schools. All settings registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Here at Casa dei Bambini Montessori School, we closely follow the EYFS and all its requirements are closely and comprehensively met by our curriculum.

The aim of the EYFS is to make sure that all children get a good start both socially and academically. This is done through play and teacher-initiated activities. As well as children's education, the EYFS also provides regulations to make sure that children are properly looked after.

The seven areas of learning and development

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are: Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These prime areas are those most essential for your 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: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs.

This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

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