The Early Years Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage covers children’s education and development from birth to 5 years. This includes our Pre-School for 2 year olds, our nursery for 3-4 year olds, which we call Foundation 1 (F1), and the Reception year, which we call Foundation 2 (F2).
The Foundation Stage curriculum is made up of 7 areas of learning and development. These are:
We plan a range of learning experiences to help children develop in all of these areas of learning. We encourage and promote opportunities to allow children to express the characteristics of effective learning in their play.
Characteristics of Effective Learning