Foundational Stage ( Fledgling Stage)

Pre Primary to Grade 2

5 Years (Age 3-8)

Early Childhood Care and Education

National Centre for Excellence - Foundation Stage

Introduction to NCFE Foundational Stage 

We at NCFE believe in adhering to a curriculum framework that is consistent with the vision of the National Education Policy. The vision of the National Education Policy 2020 is to change the education system in order to contribute to an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing High-quality education to all. Preschool education envisions promoting universal, equitable, joyful, inclusive, and context - specific learning opportunities to ensure the holistic development of all children aged 3-8.


Vision in Achieving

In our vision for the future of early childhood education, NCFE students will be enriched and supported with the tools they need to compete globally. We provide a safe environment for children to play while their parents are at work or school, we create a space for children and adults to participate in a variety of activities and reach their full potential, and we provide a place for children to learn life skills. 

Implementing  Foundational Stage 

The Practice Principles are based on the Early Years Learning Framework's pedagogy, which is the best and most comprehensive approach to supporting children's learning, development, and well-being. This programme recognizes that all children develop at different rates and ensures that each child develops to their full potential physically, socially, emotionally, morally, and intellectually. We make certain that important learning areas are covered, as well as that all of the young child's developmental needs are met.

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Learnings in this Programme

Improves Participation

Retention of knowledge

Boosts performance at work

Develops problem-solving skills

Fosters collaborative learning

Makes learning more fun

Curriculum Framework

The ECCE curriculum framework contributes to children's long-term development and learning by providing a facilitating, enabling, and stimulating environment in these early stages of lifelong learning. We designed our curriculum and pedagogies in a- playful manner Method based on activity and discovery Children's social skills and cooperation development Optimal development for all children in their early years.

National Centre for Excellence - Foundational Stage - Curriculum Framework

Approaches to NCFE Foundational Stage

Through an integrated and play - based approach that focuses on the development of life skills, the curriculum addresses the following interrelated domains: cognitive (thinking), affective (emotions or feelings), and psychomotor (physical or kinesthetic).  Thus, our teaching approaches take a play and activity -based approach, with learning processes based on the children's needs, interests, abilities, and social context. Language is learned in the following order, according to developmental pedagogy:


The emphasis in the early years is on listening and speaking as the primary activities in the classroom, which are facilitated through free play with peers and lay the groundwork for the development of reading, writing, and number work. Keeping the aforementioned perspectives in mind, early childhood curriculum is defined as an organized framework that includes well-planned and developed teaching approaches for the Foundational Stage. 

National Centre for Excellence - Foundational Stage - Approaches to ECCE

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is ECCE?

ECCE is a preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and well-being. 

What are the safety measures executed?

Students Health and Safety is the utmost concern for the staff at NCFE. The following care is taken for the students at all grades:- 

  • CCTV cameras are installed in the school premises 
  • Security at each gate, recording of visitors 
  • Infirmary with a trained Nurse (Only first aid is monitored at school)
  • Maids stationed at the restrooms- periodic cleaning 
  • Maids in each class
  • Maids to supervise-assist during activity class
  • Teachers attend Fire Safety Workshops regularly