The Early Years Foundation Stage

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Since September 2000 the term Foundation Stage has been used to describe the phase of education from a child’s third birthday to the end of the reception year. This is a very important stage   as it prepares children for all their future learning and successes.

Their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support the development, care and learning needs of all children.

The revised, framework for the Foundation Stage was implemented during September 2012.

There are 7 areas of learning and development, including three prime areas. These are:

Communication and language

Physical development

Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas being:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design

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