Communication and Language
The development of children’s spoken language underpins all seven areas of learning and development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives, and is fundamental to their cognitive development.
By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility.
It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading. Reading consists of two dimensions: language comprehension and word reading. Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth.
Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically.
Understanding the World
This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community.
Expressive Arts and Design
The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity.