The Early Years covers the period of learning for children in FS1 and FS2. The curriculum is presented in a rich, stable, caring and effective environment that enables each child to realise their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical potential and to develop his or her aesthetic awareness.
It extends a child's range of learning experiences beyond that which can be easily provided within the family. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is taught in ways that build on a child's curiosity and interests, enabling them to learn through planned worthwhile play activities. Children in FS1 and FS2 learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.