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What is in the Cambridge Early Years curriculum?

The Cambridge Early Years curriculum follows a holistic approach, focusing on the whole child and connecting their development with the world around them. It builds on key areas of early childhood development and develops knowledge, understanding and skills through a spiral approach.


Our six curriculum areas help you to guide and support progress across all areas of development:


  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Creative Expression
  • Mathematics
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the world


The programme gives centres everything they need to deliver a quality early years education: a holistic and balanced curriculum, engaging classroom resources, assessment approaches to measure learners’ progress, and professional development opportunities. Teaching and learning are play-based and child-centred and focus on building learners’ skills and confidence in key developmental areas.

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