Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care at PRN. Our integrated approach to early learning and care ensures delivery of quality education and experiences for all PRN children. Through this approach and with a focus on developing strong home school partnerships, we are able to provide a quality focused early years environment which secures a strong foundation for our children for good progress through school and life, and enables PRN to be among the best nurseries in Qusais & Al Nahda areas of Dubai.

Our Principles

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and guardians.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

Areas of Learning & Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.


  • Making relationships
  • Self confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


  • Moving and handling,
  • Health and self-care


Communication and Language Development

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Literacy Development

Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters, and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


  • Reading
  • Writing


Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe, and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology.


  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative


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