Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning are unique to every child.

Playing and exploring – engagement:

- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to ‘have a go’

Active learning – motivation:

- Being involved and concentrating
- Keeping trying
- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Creating and thinking critically – thinking:

- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things

The Early Years Foundation Stage at Moss Hall Nursery 

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development from age 0-5 years. At Moss Hall Nursery School we use this framework to plan a wide range of activities based on the children’s own interests.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

Personal, social and emotional development

Communication and language

Physical development

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design