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Between July and September 2011, the Government consulted on a revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework, responding to the recommendations of an independent review by Dame Clare Tickell. The Department for Education has now launched a new consultation that 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. Further details on the consultation are available on the Department for Education’s website.

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  1. lisa whitehouse on January 23, 2012
    I'm confused??? Are nurseries going to have to complete a summative assessment at 2yrs, can somebody guide me to anything that clarifies the latest thinking on this, as nursery world article in nov 2011 said so, but my LA advisor says it isnt within new consultation. Sorry but i get so tired wading all the legislative stuff, please give me some direction, many thanks
    • 4Children Early Years Team on January 24, 2012
      Hi Lisa - The present consultation is on the ELGS only. The previous Govt response has confirmed that you WILL need to complete a summary progress check for parents around 2 years of age.
  2. Judith Milne Home on February 22, 2012
    Will childminders be obliged to complete formal written assessments of the children in their care. If so, will they be statutory or voluntary? Will they be at specific points ie 2 years old? Many thanks, Judith
    • 4Children Early Years Team on February 23, 2012
      Hi Judith, yes - there will be a statutory requirement for childminders (and all other childcare settings) to provide parents with a written assessment of their child's progress between 24 and 26 months. This will come in with the new EYFS later this Spring.
  3. helen on August 20, 2012
    could i just ask all the criteria is about playgroups, nurserys and child minders what catergory are out of school clubs