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"Early Years Foundation Stage"

Petits Enfants Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) curriculum that focuses on 7-core areas of age-appropriate learning in addition to the Emergent Curriculum.

Good parenting and high quality early years learning experiences together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. Hence every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential.
The Early Years Foundation Stage learning programme aims at holistic development of the child by providing ample opportunities to explore, engage and learn in a safe and healthy environment. 

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The EYFS learning and development requirements for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare include the following:

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The Seven Areas of Learning

The seven areas of learning and development which must shape activities and experiences (educational programmes) for children in all early years settings

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The Early Learning Goals

The early learning goals, that summarize the knowledge, skills and understanding that children must acquire at each age group. 

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The Observation & Assessment

The observation and assessment process that explains when and how the facilitators must carry out the assessment of a child's progress. It also guides about the requirements of sharing the child’s progress with parents or carer. 


PSED focusses on children's mental and physical wellbeing. Children work on long-term skills and awareness to build a healthy foundation they can take forward. It's divided into these topics:

  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • Making Relationships

Communication and Language (C+L) encourages conversations and spoken language skills. Underpinning all skills, it's foundational for children to be able to interact with their peers and their learning environment. It's split into the following distinct areas:

  • Listening and Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development (PD) is vital for healthy lives as well as affecting other areas of learning. Both gross and fine motor skills are developed over Early Years in activities like writing and cutting. Practitioners plan by looking at these specific areas:

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-Care

Literacy (L) skills will form a strong foundation for children's school careers, and are split simply into: 

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics (M) area of learning focuses on simple concepts that are foundational to higher maths topics in Kindergarten and up. In EYFS children focus on the maths areas of:

  • Number
  • Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World (UTW) supports children's learning about the environment around them. In this area of learning children can explore new cultures and better understand basics that we often take for granted. 

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD) supports children's creative development and expression. It helps children create their own art works and encourages them to value their own thoughts, opinions and skills. The two areas in this area of learning are:

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative
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