EYFS, short for Early Years Foundation Stage, is a series of guidelines on the learning and development of children up to five years old.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for promoting the learning, development and safety of children from birth to five years in Ofsted registered settings. The EYFS lays down the legal requirements that early years providers must meet, including:
Learning and development requirements
Specific areas of learning and development which should shape the activities and experiences you offer
How you measure children’s progress and feedback to parents or carers
Safeguarding and welfare requirements
What you must do to keep children safe and promote their welfare
There are 3 prime areas of learning:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
There are 4 specific areas of learning:
Understanding of the World
Expressive Art and Design
All areas of learning are reflected inside and outside.