Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework

Guide to understanding Foundation Stage

Children develop quickly in the Early Years, and Early Years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents, and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. This guidance helps adults to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway.

Download Foundation Stage Statutory Framework here.