A Statutory Framework Setting the Standards of Learning, Development and Care for children from birth to five The four Themes of the EYFS are....
Every child is an unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Characteristics of Effective Learning Playing and Exploring – engagement Finding out and exploring Playing with what they know Being willing to ‘have a go’ Active Learning – motivation Being involved and concentrating Keep trying Enjoying achieving what they set out to do Creating & Thinking Critically - thinking Having their own ideas Making links Choosing ways to do things
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.” (Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, DfES 2007 )