The Early Years Foundation Policy at Foley Infant Academy has been developed by all Early Years staff and Senior Management of the school. The period from age three to the end of the reception year is described as the foundation stage. It is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling. The Teacher Assessment frameworks are designed to be used to assess the children accurately and guide them onto the next steps in their learning through the progression of skills and knowledge. At Foley Infant Academy we pride ourselves on building a good relationship with parents and other adults in outside supporting agencies. These may include therapists, health visitors, Educational Psychologists and school nurses. By creating a supportive culture and adhering to advice given by outside agencies, we can provide the holistic child with all of their needs successfully met.