In the Early Years Foundation Stage we pride ourselves on listening to children and those who care for them and using this information to personalise each child’s learning. Learning should be fun and we strongly believe in first hand experiences, valuing the importance of the outdoor environment to develop children’s thinking and problem solving skills. We believe that every child is unique and should be treated so allowing them the opportunity to develop and learn in a safe and nurturing environment where play and learning is combined. We understand the importance of practical learning experiences and strive to equip children with a love of learning and a natural curiosity. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.

Foundation Stage Aims:

  • To provide a secure environment where all children have the right to feel safe and happy.

  • To provide a stimulating environment where learning is fun.

  • To establish a partnership with parents for the education of their children.

  • To ensure the smooth transfer from home to Foundation Stage and foundation stage to Key Stage 1.

  • To encourage all children to become independent learners.

  • To provide equal opportunities for all children to develop to their full potential and be respectful and appreciative of others.

  • To provide a well balanced curriculum for each child to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

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