La Côte International School is thrilled to open a new class for children aged 24 – 36 months in September 2016. As with all the school’s Foundation Stage classes, ‘Foundation 0’ staff will be working within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines based on the English National Curriculum. Practitioners will provide an enabling and nurturing environment in which to guide the children through their varying stages of development within all areas of learning. Our aim is to provide a warm, loving and stimulating environment in which children can feel a sense of belonging, and thrive.
By observing and recording each stage of their development, practitioners will guide the children through play and planned activities, to ensure that they gain experiences that will encourage Physical development, Communication and Language skills, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Mathematical Learning, an Understanding of the World, Creative Development and a love of Literacy.
All these stages of learning and development will ultimately take the children through to meeting or exceeding the EYFS learning goals at the end of the three year Foundation Stage cycle. In addition to concentrating on the seven areas of learning, the children will be exposed to both English and French which will be spoken in class, and through dedicated language sessions. During the day children will be given time for learning through play, as well as activities such as singing, music, rhyming, physical movement, games, arts and crafts, construction, and by exploring with colour, texture and different materials. Activities will encourage independence, and social skills.