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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase

An Introduction to the Foundation Phase: Early Years Curriculum in Wales

by Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474264310
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-6428-0 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-6427-3 (paperback)

    978-1-4742-6429-7 (epub)

    978-1-4742-6430-3 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-6431-0 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2019
An Introduction to the Foundation Phase
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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase provides a practical guide to understanding and implementing the Foundation Phase in any early years setting in Wales. The experienced author team discuss and reflect upon a play based approach to learning and the importance of collaboration between various members in any early years settings.

Students are introduced to key topics including: key theories of influential thinkers within early years education, both past and present; international curricula and perspectives on play and how Welsh curriculum compares; effective classroom practice; observational techniques; methods of assessment and how to be a reflective practitioner.