Explore the Foundation Stage Unit

At Carclaze School we strive to create a learning environment that inspires, delights and intrigues, both inside and out. The environment is carefully crafted around the children to provide them the opportunity to follow their own interests, rehearse taught skills and deepen existing knowledge through challenge.

The classrooms are positive and nurturing. They are a place where your child will feel confident to tackle challenges and will not be afraid of making mistakes. Your child will have the opportunity to flow between the two classrooms and outdoor area as part of their provision allowing them to access multiple areas. These include a reading area, writing station, maths area, roleplay, construction, small world area, creative, investigation and physical stations.

The outdoor area has a natural feel and will encourage your child to explore their learning focuses in a practical and tactile way. For many children, these are the environments to stimulate their learning growth and development. We place a huge importance on the benefits of physical activity within young children and how the outdoor environment can support physical and also emotional wellbeing for many. We harness this at Carclaze.

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We strongly believe that play is an essential learning tool for children and it is when they internalise the world around them on the deepest level. A playful approach to learning will engage children in their own interests, foster their natural curiosity and provide wonder and excitement.


'Play is the highest form of research.' Albert Einstein