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Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive Arts and Design supports the development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness. This is essential to support their imagination and creativity.  Engagement with the arts enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. A robust EAD offer enables children to develop their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts.


In the revised EYFS Framework, EAD is broken down into two Early Learning Goals:

  • Creating with materials
  • Being imaginative and expressive

Rationale available here


Progression document example available here

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