This stage follows on from the pre-school programme and offers a carefully integrated two year programme of learning. The progress of each child is closely monitored across the six key areas which make up this stage:
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development.
- Communication, Language and Literacy.
- Mathematical Development.
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
- Physical Development.
- Creative Development.
During these formative years, particular emphasis is put on personal, social and emotional development. As the children move through the Foundation Stage, they are guided in building on their understanding of the world around them. Their curiosity for learning increases and they build up layers of knowledge on which to base their further education.