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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – September 2012

The EYFS has changed and providers will need to review their policies and practices to ensure they are compliant when this revised statutory framework comes into force in September 2012.

The presentation below has been delivered to local provider briefings during May 2012.  It is not an exhaustive list of all the changes but does highlight the key points. Providers are required to review the documents themselves and ensure that their own policies and practices take account of these new statutory duties.

2012_a_eyfs_provider_notes_presentation_18_april_2012_v5.pdf

Useful Website Links

REVISED EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STATUTORY FRAMEWORK

The new framework has been published and comes into effect on 1st September 2012. It is mandatory for all early years providers.
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/early-years-foundation-stage-2012/

REVISED DEVELOPEMENT MATTERS GUIDANCE

The government has also issued a revised Development Matters guidance to support the implementation of the revised statutory framework.
http://www.early-education.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Development%20Matters%20FINAL%20PRINT%20AMENDED.pdf

THE EYFS PROGRESS CHECK AT AGE TWO

The EYFS Framework requires settings to complete a progress check; this is not required to be completed in a prescribed or standard format. It only specifies that information about a child’s development should be provided to parents in the prime areas of learning and development of the EYFS. This document provides some examples of how practitioners currently provide information to parents. It's aim is to stimulate ideas for how practitioners might approach the progress check.
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/A-Know-How-Guide.pdf

NUTBROWN REVIEW-INTERIM REPORT REVIEW OF EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE QUALIFICATIONS

www.education.gov.uk/nutbrownreview

BIRTH TO THREE MATTERS

A booklet, poster and the cards from the Birth to Three Matters packs have been converted the into PDFs for practitioners to download. The packs contain useful information relevant to the reformed EYFS.
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/early-years-foundation-stage-2012/

HEALTHY WEIGHTS

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/healthyweights

 

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