Early Years Foundation Stage
In 2018 the Department for Education (DfE) proposed changes to the early learning goals and the assessment process within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Children in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). There are seven ‘areas of learning’: three prime areas and four specific areas.
The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and of life:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The Early Learning Goals
During Reception year, children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Reception teachers will talk with you, as the year progresses, about how your child is achieving in relation to the ELGs. At the end of the year you will receive a report about your child’s achievements against each of the ELGs.
Click the link below to view the Early Learning Goals.