EYFS reforms become statutory from today!

The reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) become statutory today (1 September 2021). All childminders, nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools in England must now follow the new EYFS framework.

We hope that you have had a great summer and are keeping well! We understand the impact the pandemic has had on settings and want to reiterate how much your hard work and dedication is appreciated as we move into the autumn.

Below you can find a range of guidance and resources to support implementation of the revised EYFS. Further resources will be published in the coming weeks and months.

Implementing the EYFS reforms is a process and no one is expected to get everything right from day one – the resources below have been developed to help you on that journey. Please take the time to provide feedback as the Department for Education (DfE) are really keen to respond to the sector’s needs: foundationyears@ncb.org.uk.

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Foundation Years vodcasts

Foundation Years, working together with the DfE, have published a range of vodcasts aimed at different parts of the sector to support understanding and implementation of the revised EYFS with presentations from DfE, Ofsted and case studies from early adopter settings.

Implementing the new EYFS in primary schools

Understanding the revised EYFS: headteachers and senior leadership

Understanding the revised EYFS: PVIs and childminders

Understanding the revised Development Matters

Learn – Explore – Debate events: Implementing the revised EYFS

New EYFS online service – ‘Help for Early Years Providers’

Understand and implement the changes to the EYFS with DfE’s new online service, developed with sector experts and packed with resources and practical support for childminders, nursery leaders and pre-school practitioners. You can find:

  • A summary of the changes to the EYFS
  • The EYFS statutory framework and Development Matters
  • Bite-sized information on each area of learning, improving practice, safeguarding and welfare + more
  • Engaging videos and ideas for activities

The online service is currently in a testing phase and is subject to change following user feedback. You can provide feedback by completing this survey.

Explore the new service!