Early Learning Goals

Early learning goals


Personal Social and Emotional development: Making relationships, self confidence and self awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.

Communication and Language: listening and attention, understanding, and speaking.

Physical Development: moving and handling, health and self care.

Mathematics: numbers, shape, space and measure

Literacy: reading and writing

Expressive art and design: exploring and using media and material, being imaginative


Characteristics of effective learning


Playing and exploring: finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, being willing to ‘have a go’.

Active learning – motivation: being involved and concentrating, keep trying and enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

Creating and thinking critically – thinking: having their own ideas, making links and choosing ways to do things.