Childcare entitlements

  30 hours childcare In June 2019, the Department for Education launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of 30 hours childcare, with…

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Early Years Foundation Stage

  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory frameworks set standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old….

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Health and wellbeing

  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework states that early years providers must promote the good health, including the oral health, of children attending the…

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SEND

SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit Children and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) produced a toolkit for SEN and disability in the early years….

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Speech, Language and Communication

  Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education’s (DfE) Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication Programme aims to improve the rate of…

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Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework

  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and…

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Upcoming Change of Foundation Years Delivery Partner

Since the start of Foundation Years in 2011, different organisations have worked with the Department for Education to deliver information, events, and resources to early…

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Practitioner Wellbeing: useful information and resources

Working in early years has an immense impact on the lives of young children, and it can be a fulfilling and enjoyable career – but…

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Foundation Years – the latest news, policy and resources for early years professionals

Who is Foundation Years for? Nursery practitioners Childminders Apprentices Nursery managers Local authority teams Students of early years education Teachers People looking to enter the…

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Routes into the sector and qualification changes in the EYFS

The early years workforce makes a huge contribution to young children’s lives, and supporting and growing this workforce is a priority for the Department. In…

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Vodcast: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) safeguarding consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a vodcast explaining the Government consultation on proposed changes to the EYFS safeguarding requirements. This includes an introduction to the consultation from Minister…

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