In our Early Years Foundation Stage at Sandringham, we want to work in partnership with parents and carers to give the children the best possible start to their education. By carefully planning the learning environment, children will become more independent and take increasing responsibility for themselves. This environment is welcoming, stimulating and positive which will engage children and make learning fun. Our staff support the learning and development of each individual child by observing, modelling and engaging in play. This provides a balanced, broad, differentiated and play-based curriculum focussed on children’s interests. To give the children the best possible start in Year 1, as they go through the Early Years, more aspects of school readiness are introduced, such as daily phonics, writing and mathematics sessions.