Updated EYFS Profile handbook and EYFS guidance on exemptions from DfE

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Oct 13 2023

The Department for Education has published two updated Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance documents.

EYFS Profile 2024 handbook

The EYFS Profile is an important statutory assessment of children’s development at the end of the EYFS. We have published the updated EYFS Profile 2024 handbook to support teachers and early years practitioners to complete the EYFS Profile assessment in the 2023/24 academic year, in line with statutory requirements.

The EYFSP must be completed for each child and submitted to the local authority no later than 30 June 2024. Local authorities must submit EYFS Profile data to DfE by 31 July 2024.

EYFS exemptions guidance

Previously there were two sets of guidance to support early years providers seeking exemptions from the EYFS learning and development requirements. One for exemptions for providers, and one for exemptions for individual children. The updated EYFS guidance on exemptions for early years providers and individual children combines, simplifies, streamlines and clarifies the previous guidance, making it easier to follow and implement. There have been no changes to the EYFS exemptions policy or processes.

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