The Early Years Foundation Stage describes the phase of education from birth to the end of the year in which a child turns 5 years old. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum became statutory in September 2008. Children starting in the Reception Class will therefore be in the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Staff plan the daily experiences so that children have opportunities to learn in different ways:
The Early Years Foundation Stage focuses on the the following seven areas fo learning :
Children come to St Andrew’s from a wide range of maintained and private pre-school settings. Their new teacher will make sure each child’s activities in school are an appropriate next step from their pre-school experience.