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Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Please use the menu on the left and the buttons below to access the 4 sections of the Learning and Development theme.

    4.1 Play and Exploration
    4.2 Active Learning
    4.3 Creativity and Critical Thinking
    4.4 Areas of Learning and Development

Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.

They foster the characteristics of effective early learning.

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically


Angela Jones, Foundation Stage Strategy Manager
Tel: (01482) 392467

Emerald Grant, Early Years Improvement Officer
Tel: (01482) 392483

Amy Bowler, Early Years Improvement Officer
Tel: (01482) 392403

Rachel Lewis, Early Years Improvement Officer
Tel: (01482) 392408

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