Foundation I

4-5 year olds

For children of 4-5 years who are in the Foundation I level at Little Red Hen, an interest in joint play such as make-believe, construction and games helps them to learn the important social skills of sharing and cooperating.


They also learn more about helping adults in everyday activities and finding a balance between independence and complying with the wishes of others. Close, warm relationships with carers form the basis for much learning, such as encouraging children to make healthy choices in food and exercise. Literacy and numeracy can develop rapidly with the support of a wide range of interesting materials and activities.

The Balance between Independence & Conformity

Unlocking Potential, Fostering Values, Creating Leaders

Age Group

4-5 years

Class Strength



9.30 am – 2.00 pm



Social Development Fact 🔎

Did you know? Through play, exercises and storytelling pre-school children are able to better express their feelings, they get along better, show empathy for others in the group & more.


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Children in this age group love lots of playtime helping them express feelings like joy, excitement, anger or fear. Playing in sand or mud, pretend play with puppets or toys, and outdoor play with plenty of running, tumbling and rolling are a normal part of this development process.

At Little Red Hen, we focus on the overall well being of the child’s mind, body and soul. We focus on the individuality of every child, and believe learning should be a joyful experience. We create an environment where there’s freedom in learning, and children grow physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Learning through play, creativity and co-curricular activities is important to build a strong foundation. This helps in improving physical wellness and in building various life skills such as decision-making, independent thinking, social skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, team skills and more. Extracurricular activities, especially in schools, widen a child’s imagination.

Class activities are designed to improve children’s problem-solving and decision-making abilities. As a result, they develop good judgement and learn to make the right choices in life.

A quality foundation education can help students thrive and unlock their full potential. The foundation phase is where they learn and develop valuable life skills that will help them in the real world, including,

  • Social and emotional coping skills
  • Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Problem-solving.
  • Circle time / Music and movement Rhymes / Show and tell / Vocabulary enrichment through reading and story time, rhythm and balance
  • Literacy : Listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Numeracy : Number work, mathematical ideas and reasoning and problem solving
  • Snack time : Time to share with friends
  • World around us : Investigate and think about the world

The Class Children to Teacher ratio at Little Red Hen Preschool & Early Years is never above 15:1. According to research conducted by USA’s National Bureau of Economic Research, small class size and low student teacher ratios were one of the most vital elements in early childhood education settings to future academic achievements.

We have learnt that there is no absolute education approach that will work as the perfect preschool learning curriculum for all children in the early years.

We have integrated the education approaches of Montessori Education + The Play Way Methodology while following the framework of Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS) guidelines.

Learning and development at Little Red Hen Preschools cover 7 key areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Numeracy Skills Development Fact 🔎

Did you know? Multiple studies found that students who attend two years of preschool have significantly stronger literacy and numeracy skills than those who attend only one year!

Source:  Infurna & Montes, 2020

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