Foundation Years hosted a video podcast on the new Development Matters, non-statutory curriculum guidance which supports the delivery of the revised early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework.

Gill Holden, Principal Officer – Early Childhood Unit at NCB, was joined by Ada Simpson, Head of Early Years Quality at the Department for Education, and Dr Julian Grenier, Headteacher at Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre, to answer your questions on the new document.

We also hear from Lindsey Foster, Deputy Headteacher, and Tania Choudhury, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, at Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre, who talk to us about forest school and inclusive practice.

You can also access an audio-only version of the vodcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Find out more about Development Matters

Find out more about the EYFS reforms


Further comments and questions

If you have any further questions or comments on the new Development Matters, please submit these to [email protected].

We will continue to pass these on to the Department for Education and will provide updates on how your feedback has been used.