Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas.
The prime areas continue to be fundamental throughout EYFS.
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning