What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

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.

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:



Understanding the world

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. The diagram below gives examples of the areas of learning and development and shows the links between the way in which your child learns and what they learn.

A safe environment, rich with opportunities for your baby to explore, learn and grow.

A child’s first two years are critical for the development of the brain and for language development. During this period, the child’s life experience plays a fundamental role in the “hard-wiring” of the brain, laying the foundation for all intellectual and emotional development to follow.

From birth, babies are busy, active learners, immediately investigating the sights, sounds, and feel of the world. Babies and toddlers are sensory-motor beings. They explore the world with their senses when developing motor skills. Long before they understand a concept like "under" or "far" with their minds, their bodies are learning to navigate the up and down, over and under of the physical world: their perceptions are sorting out sizes, colors, and shapes.

We provide babies and toddlers with what they need: a safe world, rich with opportunities to actively explore, with books, songs, and a lot of listening and responding to their vocalizations and words.


This area contains a selection of age-appropriate activities for children of all ages. Each activity has been developed with the child in mind - providing them with invaluable learning experiences and opportunities, whilst making fun memories! The activities specifically help to develop children’s gross and fine motor skills, confidence and allows them to explore their imagination and creativity.

Have you tried one of our activities? We would love for you to share your pictures and comments with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Activity for you and your baby

Cover the surface with one layer of cling film, pulled tight and wrapped underneath the surface

Squeeze a variety of paint colours onto the cling film

Cover the paint with another layer of cling film
Babies can then explore the surface by patting, rubbing, their hands over the cling film surface, watching the paints mix into one another without any mess

Learning opportunities for the children

Gives your baby the opportunity to be interested in making marks by spreading the paint across the cling film, by using their hands or other objects.

Extensions for the activity

Provide your baby with other resources to hold such as animals that they can use to make marks across the surface.



Resources needed
• Flat surface
• Cling film
• Squeezy bottles of paint , variety of colours ( safe for children

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