Within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, there are four overarching principles which underpin the seven areas of learning:
- A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
- Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of caring and secure relationships with parent and staff.
- Enabling Environment – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
- Learning and Development – Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.