EYFS disapplications coming to an end today
The relaxation of the learning and development and assessment requirements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) that were implemented at the onset of the coronavirus outbreak are coming to an end today, 25 September 2020.
The disapplications relating to paediatric first aid (PFA) and qualification requirements related to ratios have a two month transitional period and so will end on 25 November 2020.
The validity of PFA certificates which expired during the outbreak is also extended to 25 November 2020 at the latest. This applies to certificates expiring on or after 16 March 2020.
From 26 September 2020, new disapplications come into force where a provider can disapply specific elements of the EYFS in the event of a local or further national lockdown.
These would only apply where a provider is prevented from complying with the requirements of the EYFS due to coronavirus related restrictions or requirements which have been imposed on a geographical area by regulations or a direction (a local lockdown for example).
These disapplications are very similar to the previous modifications, covering learning and development requirements, PFA, qualifications relating to ratios and the 2 year check. The difference is that the EYFS profile is not covered by these new disapplications.