To support early years providers who remain open to vulnerable children and children of critical workers during the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has temporarily disapplied and modified certain elements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework. These changes came into force on 24 April.

This will allow providers greater flexibility to respond to changes in workforce availability and potential fluctuations in demand, while still providing care that is high quality and safe.

Foundation Years hosted a video podcast with the Department for Education (DfE) to share the latest information on the disapplications and answer your questions.

You can download the slides here.

DfE have published guidance here.

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