Early Years Education


The Play Den staff proactively place emphasis on your child’s cognitive development. We are dedicated to providing your child with a ‘head start’ for when they start at primary school. Most importantly, our focus is on helping your little learner to grow into a ‘willing’ learner.

Your child will learn in a supportive and fun environment, alongside their peers, putting your child’s confidence at the forefront of the education that we provide. After all, a confident and willing attitude to learning is vital to your child’s success.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a framework of learning, development and care for children from birth to 5 years old. It enables your child to learn through a range of activities. It ensures: children learn through play. … you are kept up to date on your child’s progress.

Early Learning Goals cover the 7 key areas of learning for Early Years students, which are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

The goals are very simple and in many ways resemble the 2014 National Curriculum aims for Primary Students. Some examples of the sort of things covered might be:

“Children count reliably with numbers from one to twenty”

“Children use everyday language to talk about size.”

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of their families.”

“Select and use technology for particular purposes.”

“Can follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.”

“Children sing songs, make music and dance.”

Children know the importance of good health and physical exercise.”

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.”

“Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.”

Children listen attentively in a range of situations.”

“Children talk about how they and others show feelings.”

“Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others’.”