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Between July and September 2011, the Government received over 2,300 online responses to its consultation on the revised draft Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and conducted an intensive series of meetings, workshops and events with a range of stakeholders. Today they have published their response.

The reforms included reduced paperwork and bureaucracy for professionals; a strong focus on the three prime areas of learning most essential for children’s healthy development and future learning; simplified assessment at age 5.

The government has now launched a further one month consultation on proposed changes to The EYFS (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2012. This consultation provides a further opportunity to comment on the Government’s proposed changes to some parts of the learning and development requirements in the revised EYFS framework: the early learning goals; and the educational programmes. It is also an opportunity to comment on the statutory instrument which gives legal effect to these. You can access the consultation documents here.

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