Knowledge and Understanding of the World in the Early Years Foundation Stage: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Knowledge and Understanding of the World in the Early Years Foundation Stage

1st Edition

By Stella Louis


166 pages

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The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

Knowledge and understanding of the world cuts across all of the EYFS guiding themes and this book will encourage practitioners to think about and develop their own understanding of the implications for inclusion, respect for oneself and for others irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, gender, disabilities or abilities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploration and Investigation Chapter 2: Design and Making Chapter 3: ICT Chapter 4: Time Chapter 5: Place Chapter 6: Communities

About the Author/Editor

Stella Louis works as an Early Years consultant for Southwark where she specialises in promoting effective teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. She is a Visiting Lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

About the Series

Practical Guidance in the EYFS

This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage  making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which  good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning.  Each book includes:

  • Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups
  • Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories
  • How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context.

The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten