Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Early Years Curriculum

Every child deserves the best start in life to enable them to fulfil their potential. We recognise that every child is unique and that all children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. At Fonthill we provide an exciting curriculum that follows that Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The prime areas of Learning (particularly crucial for igniting curiosity, enthusiasm for learning and forming relationships)

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of Learning (through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied)

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

In the Early Years we use high quality texts to stimulate children's ideas, topics are then planned according to the children's interests and responses. 

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are the ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

The Unique Child reaches out to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning.

• Playing and exploring

• Active learning

• Creating and thinking critically


Please click here for the Parents Guide to the EYFS Framework.