Nursery and Reception
Play is the cornerstone of the Foundation Stage curriculum. Through supervised play children are encouraged to explore, develop, imagine and investigate their surroundings in order to start to understand the world around them.
The Foundation Stage allows children to develop skills, build ideas, think creatively and interact and communicate effectively with others.
The first years of the Foundation Stage is called the Nursery age group. The last year of the Foundation Stage is called the Reception age group.
The Reception year prepares the children for the skills necessary in Year 1 while still allowing time to play.