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At a Learn Explore Debate event we heard a lot of queries about how providers should be interpreting Fundamental British Values in the early years and how that will be reflected by Ofsted in inspection. Our feedback noted that many of you would welcome further clarity and guidance on what British Values means in the early years to reduce misinterpretation and confusion.

Having checked with the Department for Education (DfE) the statutory requirements for early years providers are now clear. The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage.

We have now produced this document with examples to demonstrate what this means in practice.

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  1. Margaret Scott on December 31, 2016
    I have printed off your book of the above, it has 54 pages, I have only been able to copy off page 54 to page 6, I have tried everything to get it to print off the last 5 pages but will only do page one. My printer is working fine as I have printed off many other things today without difficulty. Very frustrating indeed, can you help me in any way please. I need this book asap as the information in it is needing to be applied immediately thank you Mrs M R Scott