What is the EYFS? 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to five years, which allows children to explore and learn in an environment that is secure and safe, yet challenging. The EYFS is broken down into seven areas:


Personal, Social, and Emotional - 'Making relationships', 'Self-confidence and self-awareness', and 'Managing feelings and behaviour'


Physical Development - 'Moving and handling', and 'Health and self-care'


Communication and Language - 'Listening and attention', 'Understanding', and 'Speaking'

Literacy - 'Reading', and 'Writing'


Mathematics - 'Numbers', and 'Shape, space and measures'


Understanding the World - 'People and communities', 'The world', and 'Technology'


Expressive Arts and Design - 'Exploring and using media and materials', and 'Being imaginative'

At Early Steps we provide a broad range of stimulating play ideas and activities that allow and encourage children to learn and develop in each of the above areas.