1.1 Explain The Importance Of Eyfs Research

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As part of the Childcare Act 2006 and Every Child Matters every 3-4 year old is entitled to receive free part time education for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. At this time government funding was made available to ensure that every child gets 2 years free education before school age.
Under Section 39 of Childcare Act 2006 Early Years Foundation Stage was set out and came into force in Sept 2008. EYFS is distinct from Key Stage 1 as it is a flexible learning through play approach. This approach has been shown to be a very effective method in teaching younger children.
Early Years Foundation Stage Education can be structured into 6 areas: • Personal, Social and Emotional Development • Communication, Language and Literacy • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy • Knowledge and Understanding of the World • Physical Development
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Although it is †̃learning though playâ€TM this must be planned and have a purpose in order to be
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