Last updated:
24 October 2017

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.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Key resources

  • 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.

The learning environment

The role of the adult

Observation, assessment and planning


Long term planning

Reviewing practice

Action plan

Self evaluation

Supporting parents

Universal transition

Settings should complete the transition summary document below for every child moving on to school. Guidance and a completed document example are available.

The following documents were used at Locality Transition events. Please use them to reflect on the early information you share about individual children with receiving schools.

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