Development Matters: Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years…
Development Matters: Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years foundation stage
What is the purpose of this document?
it is for all early years practitioners, childminders, staff at nursery and all forms of teachers in nursery and reception classes
'top-level view of how children develop and learn'
helps to design an effective early years curriculum, building on the strengths and meeting the needs of the children you work with
this guidance sets out pathways of children's development in broad ages and stages
What are the content and Structure?
it is done in age stages as well as subjects
the different subjects:
Communication and language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World, Expressive Art and Design
Birth to 3
3-4 year olds
Children in reception
How are the key ideas positioned?
they want whats best for ALL children, high quality care
it allows for all educators to discover their pedagogy and apply it
they do include the partnership with parents, carers and family
a focus on child relationships and who children have relationships with and more
playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically
assessments, self regulation
it helps teachers be ambitious with what they teach the students