We are proposing a "foundation stage" for children aged 3-5, to cover the whole range of pre-school settings which are currently available. We are certainly not suggesting that every four-year-old should be in a reception class. Nor are we suggesting that children should be "crammed" academically. The proposed early learning goals are for the end of the reception year, when many children are approaching their sixth birthday.
We welcome your readers' responses to the consultation, which closes on 30 April.
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority