Early Years Implementation of Early Years Foundation Stage reforms

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Nov 29 2021

On 1 September, the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework became statutory for all early

years providers in England. To aid implementation of the reforms we have delivered various resources and

supporting materials, including:

  • Development Matters: The non-statutory curriculum guidance that offers a top-level view of how

children develop and learn for all early years practitioners.

  • Help for Early Years Providers: A new online service which features resources to support

childminders and staff in PVI settings to understand and implement the reforms.

  • EYFS profile handbook: Guidance for LAs and early years providers on completing EYFS profile

assessments at the end of reception year to support practitioners to make accurate judgements

about children’s attainment.

  • What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: Guidance for parents on what to expect in

their child’s development to help practitioners engage with parents about their child’s development.

  • A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND guidance -Giving additional support in

the Early Years: Guidance to help practitioners who may be supporting children who require

additional help or children with SEND.

  • EYFS reforms implementation videos: A small suite of videos with direct messages from DfE,

Ofsted and early adopter schools talking about their experiences in delivering the reforms and how

they have changed their approach to the EYFS and assessment.



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