Does my child's nursery use the EYFS curriculum?


Play and learningAll children in England who go to nurseries, pre-schools and reception classes will be following a curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). 

Children who are with registered childminders will also be doing the EYFS curriculum. Remember though, that this is a play-based curriculum, so your child will be learning mainly through play and traditional activities such as cooking or having stories read to them.

What is play-based learning?

For many years, it has been recognised that when children play, they are actually learning. Play seems to be a practical way of helping children to develop skills and knowledge. 

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Play-based learning

For play to be effective, children need different types of play opportunities. Play also needs to be organised by adults in a range of ways.


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