Children must be provided with experiences and support which will help them to develop a positive sense of themselves and of others; respect for others; social skills; and a positive disposition to learn.
Providers must ensure support for children’s emotional well-being to help them to know themselves and what they can do.
Communication, Language and Literacy
Children’s learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, being read to and beginning to read and write must be supported and extended.
They must be provided with opportunity and encouragement to use their skills in a range of situations and for a range of purposes, and be supported in developing the confidence and disposition to do so.
Problem solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Children must be supported in developing their understanding of Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about their developing understanding.
They must be provided with opportunities to practise and extend their skills in these areas and to gain confidence and competence in their use.
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Children must be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world.
Their learning must be supported through offering opportunities for them to use a range of tools safely; encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and in real-life situations; undertake practical ‘experiments’; and work with a range of materials.
The physical development of babies and young children must be encouraged through the provision of opportunities for them to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement.
They must be supported in using all of their senses to learn about the world around them and to make connections between new...
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