Foundation Years is pleased to share with you a new vodcast on the Department for Education’s (DfE) online service ‘Help for Early Years Providers’.

The service aims to support childminders and staff in Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) settings to understand and implement the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms. In this vodcast, Gill from the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) speaks to Sarah, Director of Daycare at St Martin’s Nursery in Solihull and Octavia (NCB) speaks to Caroline, an experienced childminder, about the service and how it can help providers as they get used to the EYFS reforms.

Developed with sector experts and extensively tested with PVI staff and childminders, the service covers all seven areas of learning, features information and resources on implementation, plus overarching resources on curriculum planning and reduction of paperwork.

A set of slides have also been developed to accompany the vodcast, which you can use yourself or with staff in your setting. You can view them here.