Maths In the EYFS

Maths is one of the four specific areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each specific area is divided into Early Learning Goals, for maths these are:

  • Numbers - children learn to count and the value of numbers, higher and lower. These skills support them to solve problems, use money and calculate more or less.
  • Shape, Space and Measure - these skills support children to understand size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money and compare quantities, objects and solve problems.

Best practice and activity ideas

Children learn about maths through play and their daily experiences. And the more meaningful to them and hands on it is, the better.In Springfield Nursery we make sure our environment (both indoors and outdoor) is full of mathematical opportunities and has exciting things for children to explore, sort, compare, count, calculate and describe.We support the children to be creative, critical thinkers, problem solvers and to have a go.


Learn how to count from one to ten with the Numberblocks! Great educational and musical content for Nursery children use this link here to watch Numberblock. The BBC chilren programme cbeebies is also doing alot of ideas for parent to help your child with maths at home use this link here.




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