EYFS Framework (Curriculum)
At HeadStart International School we use The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to support the education and development of children from birth to the end of their reception year. It is an essential framework that helps provide a strong foundation for children’s learning and development during their early years. The EYFS curriculum is designed to provide a holistic and well-rounded approach to education, ensuring that your child receives the best possible start to their educational journey.
The EYFS curriculum is a comprehensive framework that outlines the key areas of learning and development that are crucial for children from birth to age five. It sets out the standards for learning, development, and care that children should experience while attending an early years setting. The framework is organised into seven areas of learning, which are divided into prime and specific areas, which focus not only on academic learning but also on the overall development of your child. It acknowledges the importance of social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development during their time in Foundation.
We place a strong emphasis on learning through play. Play is a natural way for children to explore, experiment, and learn about the world around them. Through play, children develop critical skills such as problem-solving, communication, and creativity.
The skills and knowledge gained through the EYFS curriculum provide a solid foundation for your child’s transition to primary school. The focus on Personal, Social, and Emotional development equips children with essential skills for adapting to new environments and building positive relationships.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the EYFS curriculum, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or find additional information in our EYFS handbook. We’re here to support you and your child every step of the way!