To reflect the EYFS reforms becoming statutory on 1st September, the Department for Education (DfE) has commissioned updates to two documents that are used widely across the early years sector to align with the changes.


What to expect in the EYFS

DfE has published a new guide for parents, produced by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre – ‘What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (formerly ‘What to expect when’) which guides parents through what to expect in their child’s development. It aligns with the new Development Matters to help practitioners engage with parents about their child’s development.

Read ‘What to Expect in the EYFS’


A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND

DfE has also published a new guide produced by Pen Green Children’s Centre – ‘A Celebratory Approach to Working with Children with SEND – Giving additional support in the Early Years’ (formerly ‘A Celebratory Approach to SEND assessment in the Early Years’) to help practitioners who may be supporting children who require additional help or children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.   

Read the guidance here