The Foundation Stage begins when children reach the age of three. Children enter the Nursery setting (Foundation 1) and continue until the end of the Reception year (Foundation 2).
Staff present learning in many imaginative ways which build on the natural curiosity of the children. Children particularly enjoy the ‘hands-on‘ involvement and real life opportunities which this offers. We concentrate a great deal on developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and place a particular emphasis on phonics. The development of independence in the children is also seen as a key area.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants spend a lot of time working with individuals and small groups in order to put the children in the best possible place to enter Key Stage 1.