Clever Tots Day Nursery
The Old Holly Trees School
Tel: 01277 849681
Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of children's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and of their wellbeing. Children develop rapidly during the early years and a significantly high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. It is a time when children particularly need high quality care and learning experiences.
Effective education requires both a relevant curriculum and practitioners who understand and are able to implement the curriculum requirements.
The age-related Desirable Learning Outcomes were replaced by the Early Learning Goals in September 2000. They set out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the reception year. This period from age three to the end of the reception year is described as the Foundation Stage. It is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling.