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Catching up on maths in early years

Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
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All registered childcare settings in England – nurseries, childminders, nursery schools; pre-schools and childcare on domestic premises – are expected to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage framework with a clear focus on supporting children’s numeracy and enjoyment of maths from a very early age. The word in enjoyment is key to the approach early years takes in supporting our youngest children to have fun whilst growing their understanding and confidence in numbers.

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