EYFS Curriculum

Over the last 5 years we have been working in doing philosophy in nursery and EYFS classrooms. Clyde Nursery School was shortlisted for the TES Awards for best nursery provision in 2017 partly due to the work we were doing there with their 3 and 4 year olds.

We have created an Early Years curriculum for teachers to be able to help very young children to develop the skills that are essential for learning: speaking and listening, thinking and empathy. These are skills that can be built on as children go through the school, but without them some children can be left behind.

Our curriculum comes with:

  • An overview of all three terms
  • Minimum of 10 lessons plans for each term, that progress in difficulty 
  • Games that inspire thinking and skill development in very young children
  • Videos of our EYFS Specialist Steve Hoggins running sessions, with explanations of good - and not so good - practice
  • A cheat-sheet guide to question asking in the EYFS classroom
  • A brief overview of how to run the sessions
  • An outline of how to evaluate progress
  • Relevant articles on questioning (not available elsewhere)
  • A list of picture books and questions that can be used to extend the curriculum
  • The bestselling book by Peter Worley, 100 Ideas for the Primary Classroom: Questioning - as this book is applicable to the EYFS classroom too

All of this comes on a memory stick so you can carry it with you.

All of this for only £65. 

I absolutely love The Philosophy Foundation’s EYFS Curriculum and it is my go-to resource for teaching my EYFS students. It is comprehensive and tackles a range of philosophical topics whilst being developmentally appropriate for the EYFS students. I love how each lesson builds on each other and helps students develop the foundational skills they need to participate in P4C sessions whilst igniting their curiosity and challenging them to think deeply about ideas. The curriculum is well thought out, well resourced and easy to follow. I also loved how it included the questioning book because it made me as a teacher think about what questions I was asking and how I could vary and as better questions. 5 stars!

Kirstie Fitzgerald
North Harisdale Primary, Western Australia

Before philosophy started I was thinking, 'can 3 and 4 year olds really think philosophically?' Oh how wrong I was!

Clyde Early Childhood Centre

Buy the Philosophy Curriculum for Early Years from our shop.