Early Years Foundation Stage

In September 2008, the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum was introduced by the Government. The aim of the EYFS is to help young children achieve the five Every Child Matters Outcomes of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well being.


Threemilestone Pre-School is committed to ensuring we implement the principles of the EYFS, providing individualised learning, development and care to give children the best possible start in life.  Every child is fully supported to make progress at their own pace by regularly recording their achievements.  This information is used to identify each child’s ‘Next Steps’ and is shared with parents to ensure each child reaches their full potential.


Our planning aims to provide children with experiences and opportunities to learn, reflecting a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.


Seven areas of learning and development replace the previous six areas, grouped into two categories – prime areas and specific areas. The prime areas are important because they lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning and of life:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language


The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Please find below the parents guide to the EYFS and Developement matters, giving information on what the EYFS is all about and how it relates to your child.

Parents Guide to EYFS.pdf
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Development Matters.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [651.5 KB]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
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