Using Outdoor Play To Extend Classroom Learning
The benefit of our building design allows our FS classrooms to open up to the FS outdoor play area where children can naturally extend their learning to the outdoors using a wide variety of resources and equipment, including sand and water play.
Our Foundation Stage programme is enhanced by our unique focus on enrichment learning, whereby parents are able to select for their child, from a wide variety of activities that would normally be considered extra-curricular. These include martial arts, ballet, football, gymnastics and more, delivered by experts and coaches within our regular school timetable.
Access To Arcadia’s Infrastructure
Our Foundation Stage children benefit from access to our state of the art primary school infrastructure including a multi-purpose hall, canteen, music and art specialist rooms and our stunning library.
Role Model Support
Based on our highly effective whole school house system, each child in Foundation Stage is supported by an older child in school who acts as a support, mentor and role model. Opportunities are planned throughout the year for both formal and informal interaction including reading support, inter-house activities and other fun and interactive challenges.
All our FS teachers are highly qualified including a minimum of a PGCE degree. We provide a world-class continual professional development programme for our teachers ensuring they remain at the leading edge of early childhood education provision. Our children receive the highest quality education from our motivated and well trained Early Years Foundation Stage teachers.
Increased Attention At FS1
Our unique staffing model ensures three adults in each Foundation Stage 1 class. We see this as an important aspect of ensuring each child receives the personalised care and individual attention that they deserve.