The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into force in September 2008 and established a framework for providing learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This book examines the EYFS within the context of Achieving QTS and is a core text for primary trainees covering this stage of children's learning. It links the principles and commitments of the EYFS with the new standards for QTS while covering all required content. The book examines the continuous nature of learning from birth to five, the inter-relatedness between care, learning and development, and the importance of sensitive transitions.
Jo Basford is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her professional career has been within the Early Years sector, where she has worked as a nursery teacher and for a local authority. Jo is a High/Scope Endorsed Trainer. Elaine Hodson is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she works on employment-based routes into teaching. She was formerly a head teacher of a nursery school and then of a primary school.
Introduction The Early Years Foundation Stage: principles into practice Personal, social and emotional development Creative development and critical thinking Physical development, health and well-being Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy Communication, language and literacy Knowledge and understanding of the world ICT in the Early Years Foundation Stage Observation, assessment and planning Positive relationships: parents as partners Working with others to support children and families: the importance of multi-agency working