In March 2012 the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage was published setting out changes to the UK EYFS following an extensive consultation process. Although this will not come into effect until September 2012 now is the time for practitioners to be gearing up to make the necessary changes to their practice. The four EYFS themes of A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environment, Learning and Development remain in the final version but the Early Learning Goals has been reduced from 69 to 17. Emphasis has also shifted within the six areas of Learning and Development with Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & language and Physical Development now forming three prime areas, underpinning all children’s development. In the youngest children focus will be on these three prime areas. Once a firm foundation has been secured in these, emphasis will shift equally between these three prime areas and the following four specific areas:
Underpinning all of this are the following three characteristics of effective learning present in all the areas of learning and development:
For a summary of the key changes to the EYFS and non-statutory guidance on implementing the EYFS Statutory framework, see
Development Matters at
The EYFS statutory Framework is available on the Department for Education website
Click Here for downloadable information on the implications of the changes to the Statutory Framework for Sensory play and Treasure Baskets.
Play with a Playscope Treasure Basket contributes to all four of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) themes – A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environment, Learning and Development and many aspects of Key Stage 1 and 2. Play with a Treasure Basket and the Playscope Activity Cards can satisfy all six of the current areas of Learning and Development and many aspects of Letters and Sounds. Our Treasure Baskets and range of other Multi-Sensory Resources can also be used to support literacy, problem solving, creativity and SEAL.
There are no products matching the selection.