How will my child be learning?

Early Years Foundation Stage

At First Steps emphasis is on learning through stimulating play. We encourage each child to learn and develop their own personality and confidence at their own pace, allowing each child to be creative and imaginative.

We provide your child with the opportunities to encourage and develop their social skills, self-confidence and independence by the planning of activities for each child’s individual learning and development through the EYFS which includes maths and literacy.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The EYFS sets the standards to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Activities in each room are planned for each child’s individual learning and development based on the EYFS and all planning is structured around this. We use the framework to plan activities for each child’s individual learning and development, using the children’s interests to keep learning fun. In each room children can enjoy the learning areas which include construction, mark making, role play, book corner, ICT, messy play, maths and much more. 

The Three Prime Areas


Communications & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

The Specific Areas are



Expressive Arts & Design

Understanding The World

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