The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.
The prime areas of learning are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people through games.