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The long awaited EYFS Profile Handbook and EYFS Profile exemplification materials have now been published by the Department for Education and are available to download from the foundation years website.

EYFS Profile Handbook
The EYFS Profile Handbook has been developed to help practitioners make accurate judgements about each child’s attainment, and to enable effective moderation of judgements. It replaces the previous 2008 EYFS Profile Handbook. The EYFS Profile LA moderation requirements booklet has been incorporated into section 6 of the 2013 Handbook. It will only be available to download electronically. Hard copies will not be available.

Exemplification materials
These materials are a selection of example evidence of children’s attainment, categorised into the 17 early learning goals (ELGs) which are part of the new Profile. The materials establish the national standard for the level of learning and development expected at the end of EYFS for each ELG. It will only be available to download electronically: hard copies will not be available.

The exemplification materials will help:

•practitioners to make accurate judgements for each child’s attainment;
•moderators to assess the accuracy of practitioner judgements;
•Year 1 teachers to use EYFS Profile outcomes to plan effective provision; and
•other stakeholders to evaluate children’s learning and development.

Please note that the 2013 EYFS Assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) will be published shortly. This sets out the assessment and reporting requirements for the EYFS Profile. The ARA includes guidance on completing the EYFS Profile, moderating the Profile and reporting and using results. The ARA will be available in hard copy to LAs and schools and will also be available to download electronically.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the foundation years team by email at [email protected]

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  1. janeyH on November 30, 2012
    but how do we download it? - I am going round in circles trying to find a 'download' button!
    • 4Children Early Years Team on December 3, 2012
      Hi Janey - what exactly are you looking for? All the material should be there in one of the boxes down the centre of the page.
  2. Niks on December 2, 2012
    Hurrah, at last! Time to get reading...
  3. charlotte on December 3, 2012
    I am having problems downloading this. Also I am looking for blank Unique Child forms with all the EYFS areas of learning. Can you e mail me this too ? Thanks so much
  4. lynne on December 3, 2012
    I cannot print the exemplification info as it keeps telling me the zip file is corrupt! Am I doing something wrong?
  5. Rosi on December 4, 2012
    In Annexe 3 the section Using what they know in their play has the same possible lines of enquiry as the preceding one Finding out and exploring. Is this an error? These lines of enquiry wouldn't really make sense in this section?
  6. debbie on December 6, 2012
    I have tried several times over several days to download the exemplification materials and it keeps saying the file is corrupt. Can this be sorted quickly please? Practitioners have waited a vey long time for these materials and issues like this are very frustrating
  7. Kirsty on January 6, 2013
    Hi everybody, Happy New Year to all. I am a FD student studying Early Childhood and am in the middle of doing a policy scrutiny essay. I have chosen to look at our EYFS policy and was wondering if anybody could shed a little light on what early years education was like pre EYFS. Thanks in advance for any comments.