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Foundation Stage (Early Years)

The Biggleswade Academy Pre-school, Nursery and Reception areas provide a happy, safe and educationally rich learning environment for children aged 2-5 years of age.

Within the Early Years the emphasis is on ensuring that learning is fun. The interesting and stimulating indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to encourage our youngest children to become confident and active learners able to grow to their full potential whilst developing awareness and respect for others.

We believe children learn best when they feel happy, secure and are engaged in active play and first hand experiences. Each day children have access to indoor and outdoor learning environments, helping them to develop their independence and self confidence within a variety of activities.

A range of purposeful adult and child led activities are always available, meaning that the individual needs and interests of each child can be met by qualified and experienced Early Years Teachers and Practitioners.

Although the Pre-school, Nursery and Reception areas have their own designated secure environments, interaction with older children is encouraged in a safe and progressive way. Planning visits to and by older children and having an active part in Phase and whole Academy activities and events ensures the widest possible range of involvement and opportunity appropriate to the age of our youngest children.