Early Years

Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum

EYFS is the framework for learning used widely in the UK. It sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. Early years learning concentrates on 7 areas split between prime and specific areas of learning.

The prime areas of learning are: 

  • communication and language 
  • physical development personal
  • social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy 
  • mathematics 
  • understanding the world 
  • expressive arts and design


Learning Approach 

The EYFS was developed in Britain and began in 2008. 

Early Years children at Meritton learn through:

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

Our Early Years children also learn about Values and are taught simple Mindfulness techniques. The children learn Thai language and learn about Thai culture.  

In Nursery the children are exposed to basic letter recognition with the well proven Jolly Phonics programme. In Reception the Jolly Phonics programme is extended to prepare the children for reading and writing in Primary Year 1.



In Early Years, assessment is ongoing and observational in nature. We use the Tapestry online program to monitor students’ progress and share this with parents on a regular basis.   

When they reach Reception, students are taught phonics using the Jolly Phonics programme. Their progress is monitored according to the requirements of that programme. 

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