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Why Early Years Matters?

If you want to know about early years education this is the place to be because we’re here to make early education and care better for children!

Our purpose is to give information to adults about young children’s development and learning so that children receive the best opportunities right from the start whether they are at home, in settings or in schools. We also aim to promote the well-being and achievements of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Experienced in this field, we support people who live, work with and make decisions about children so that together we can improve children’s life chances. Although this site is primarily our business we will always work in principled and ethical ways and we will continually build our services to reflect feedback from you.


Recent Articles

New SEN Code of Practice

A new SEN code of practice has been published which comes into effect from September 2014. The main changes are: The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN There is a clearer focus on the participation of […]

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Confused by end of year EYFS Reports?

The end of the school year for children in reception classes signals the moment when all children completing their time in the EYFS will receive a report on the outcomes of their learning. These reports describe a child’s outcomes across 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) and  3 Characteristics of Learning. The 17 ELGS are graded: […]

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EYFS to have separate judgement within school inspections!

Ofsted has indicated that from 1st September 2014 a separate graded judgement for  early years (EYFS) will be recorded – and warns that this grading may influence the judgement on a school’s overall effectiveness. This decision follows a public consultation about whether, for the purposes of inspection, the effectiveness of education in EYFS (and sixth forms) should […]

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OFSTED Setting EY Agenda?

Read all about Ofsted’s latest policy direction: Inspection

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Amended EYFS for September 2014

An amended version of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) was published on 31st March 2014; the newer version will be statutory from September 2014.Changes to the EYFS from September 2014. The current EYFS Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which was published by the Department for Education on 27th March 2012 will remain […]

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