What is the Foundation Phase?
The Foundation Phase is currently the statutory curriculum for all 3 to 7 year olds in Wales, having been introduced in September 2010 and subsequently revised in 2015. It encompasses the developmental needs of children and encourages children to be creative and imaginative, and makes learning more enjoyable and more effective.
Children learn through first-hand experiential activities with the serious business of ‘play’ providing the vehicle. Through their play, children practise and consolidate their learning, play with ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions individually, in small and in large groups.