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The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum – The EYFS


At Anfield International Kindergarten, we follow the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments, which we provide at Anfield.


The Curriculum is made up of seven Areas of Learning, divided into Prime and Specific. The Characteristics of Effective Learning describe behaviours children use in order to learn. 


Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. This is unique to each family, and reflects individual communities and cultures.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. 


The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and Development are all interconnected.


Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas. The 3 Prime Areas are;

Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. The 4 Specific Areas are;