Explain What Is Meant By The Eyfs

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Practitioners can support children to prepare for school by working in partnership with parent/carers, the school they will be attending, any other outside agencies including social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and most importantly the child. Practitioners need to identify the needs for the individual and cater for their needs, this relates to the practitioners practice being high quality. They could identify and cater for the needs of the child to prepare for school by reading books, talking to them about school, providing materials that they would use in school. (B3) Throughout practice, transitional objects are used in order for children to transition from home to the setting. This is the same when children are getting ready for primary school; children like to bring something that reminds them of home or pre-school when they start primary school. Having that transitional object with them allows them to settle into the setting easier than not having anything. Allowing children to have transitional objects enables them to have constant reassurance of home and having the caregiver return. This is relating to Winnicott’s theory of transitional objects (1964). (B3) …show more content…

The EYFS has three documents; statutory frameworks, two year old assessment and development matters. The EYFS should be used until the end of reception year. There are several areas of learning and development, they are; personal social and emotional, physical, communication and language, literacy, numeracy, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. The prime areas are; personal social and emotional, physical and communication and language. These are the areas that children should be able to do before the more specific areas- literacy, numeracy, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

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