The curriculum followed by children below statutory school age, in schools (Nursery and Reception) and pre-school provision
Education pre Key Stage 1 for children aged three to the end of the Reception year.
The curriculum provided for children aged 3, 4 and 5 wherever they are - includes children in 'nursery and reception' classes in schools. Requires both indoor and outdoor play to be available all day.
The Foundation Stage is the term used for the phase of education for children aged 3 to 5, including nursery and reception classes. The Foundation Stage has its own curriculum based on six areas of learning: Personal, social and emotional development Communication, language and literacy Mathematical development Knowledge and understanding of the world Physical development Creative development Each area of learning has a set of â€˜early learning goals'.
The Foundation Stage is the government label for education for pupils aged 3 to 5 in England. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) published â€œCurriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stageâ€ in 2000, and is the document upon which all Foundation Stage provision is planned, and which outlines the expected learning for pupils of this age.