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Below are the 7 areas of Learning and Development. Click on the link to find out more information and ideas of things you can do with your child in each area.

Prime areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSE)
Help children to develop self confidence and a positive sense of community, respect and social skills

Communication and Language Development (CL)
Help your child develop their speaking, attention and understanding skills

Physical Development (PD)
Opportunities for children to be active and interactive and to improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement.

Specific areas

Mathematics (M)
Opportunities develop their mathematical thinking, problem solving, calculating and shape and space awareness

Literacy (LIT)
Ideas to develop their love of reading and writing and their skills in this area

Understanding the World (UW)
Opportunities to use different tools safely, to encounter creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments and real life situations.

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
Children's creativity must be extended by the provision of support for their curiosity, exploration and play.