Learning and Development
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape the educational provision in the early years settings.
All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
Staff will also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
- Knowledge of the world
- Expressive arts and design
Within any group of 4/5 year olds there will be a huge variation in development. For this reason it is vital that we meet individual needs and that the activities provided for each child will be very different