Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
PSHE education is not a discrete curriculum subject within the statutory EYFS framework nor have the DfE introduced statutory requirement as they have for KS1 and KS2. Therefore the PSHE Association scheme, which we have chosen to adopt, do not included it in their Programme of Study. However, EYFS is a great place to start exploring the foundations of PSHE education. The EYFS statutory framework areas of Personal, Social and Emotional development, and Understanding the World, have close links to the PSHE education Programme of Study. Learning and development opportunities for these areas, as well as Communication and Language, can be interwoven within the pupils’ experience through daily EYFS play-based activities, role-play areas, quality children’s fiction and reflective discussion to begin to build pupils’ knowledge and understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes related to PSHE elements of education.