Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Guidance to help childcare settings develop and maintain effective practice.

The resources below can be used to support and extend your practice and provision but all settings must also have regard to relevant legislation and regulation.

If you have concerns about a child’s progress, refer to the guidance and strategies on the Including all children page.

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Key resources

The EYFS changes in September 2021

All early years providers must follow a new reformed EYFS framework from September 2021. View the new framework and how the changes affect you.

The Department for Education funded Pen Green to deliver online training, addressing the most common concerns of providers across the country. View recordings of these sessions on the Pen Green website.

Foundation Years has hosted a webinar and vodcasts with speakers from the Department for Education and the National Children’s Bureau. View recordings of these sessions on the Foundation Years website.

The Department for Education have videos with content from themselves, Ofsted and early adopter schools experiences in delivering the EYFS reforms and how they have changed their approach to delivering the EYFS. You can view these on the GOV.UK website.

The information below relates to the current EYFS unless stated. You should continue to follow the current EYFS framework until the end of August 2021.

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework - All Ofsted-registered childcare providers must follow the EYFS framework, which sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
  • Foundation years - Information and support for those who work in early years and childcare delivering services for children and families.

Other resources

The learning environment

Observation, assessment and planning

Learning Journal up to August 2021

Learning Journal from September 2021

Reviewing practice

Action plan

Self evaluation

Last updated:
14 October 2021
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