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EYFS

EYFS Updates

EYFS Childcare regulatory changes from 4th September 2023

The government is providing a package of up to £180 million for workforce training, qualifications and support and guidance for the early years sector to help address the impact of the pandemic on the youngest and most disadvantaged children.

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September 2023

Early Years Professional Development Programme

The Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP) is an exciting opportunity for early years practitioners to improve their understanding and skills in supporting the development of the most disadvantaged children between the ages of 2 and 4.

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Regular Updates

Early Years Qualification check Service

Find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if you can include them in staff:child ratios.

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November 2022

Early years education recovery programme: supporting the sector

The government is providing a package of up to £180 million for workforce training, qualifications and support and guidance for the early years sector to help address the impact of the pandemic on the youngest and most disadvantaged children.

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Regular Updates

Ofsted: Early Years Blog

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director Regulation and Social Care; Gill Jones, Deputy Director, Schools and Early Education; and Alex Magloire, our Deputy Director, Early Years Regulatory Practice, launch Ofsted's new early years blog.

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Regular Updates

Best start in life: a research review for early years

This series of research reviews is focused on the pre-school age range, from birth to 4 years. Its purpose is to support early years practitioners to raise the quality of early years education.

Best start in life part 1: setting the scene

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November 2022

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Progress check at age two

Guidance to provide support for early years practitioners when completing the early years foundation stage (EYFS) progress check at age 2.

How can we get the EYFS progress check at age two right, and help children to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Department for Education early years vodcast: Progress check at age two

This vodcast explains the new guidance on the EYFS progress check at age two to early years practitioners.

May 2022

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                           The DfE has published exemplification materials to provide support for schools when completing the Early Years 

                           Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment for children at the end of reception year. These are a collection of case study videos that demonstrate teachers and leaders having professional discussions about individual children’s development and their EYFSP judgements. A vodcast for schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities has also been published alongside the videos to explain the changes and what is different this year.

EYFS Exemplification materials update  March 2022

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Early Years Foundation Stage: Exemplification materials - Case Study 1

Early Years Foundation Stage: Exemplification materials - Case Study 4

Early Years Foundation Stage:

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Early Years Foundation Stage: Exemplification materials - Case Study 2

Early Years Foundation Stage: Exemplification materials - Case Study 5

EYFS Profile assessment - a vodcast for teachers, school leaders and local authorities

Early Years Foundation Stage: Exemplification materials - Case Study 3

Early Years Foundation Stage:

Exemplification materials - Case Study 6

March

2022

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RoSIS

EYFS Exemplification Support Document

March 2022

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Foundation Years

Myth Busting Document

March 2022

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DFE

EYFS Profile assessment - supporting information for case study videos

EYFS

An introduction to the EYFS reforms for governance

Content is provided by RoSIS. Additional sessions can be found in the RoSIS leadership and management membership section.

November 2021

EYFS

A celebratory approach to work with SEND children

A celebratory approach to work with SEND children - Pen Green Centre

December 2021

EYFS - OBSERVING, PLANNING & PEDAGOGY

Self-regulation in the early years - Dr Suzanne Zeedyk

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk gives us an overview of self-regulation and co-regulation, helping us to understand the early learning goal and the role adults play in children’s lives by talking about the science, thinking about real-life experiences and providing practical tips.

July 2021

EYFS - OBSERVING, PLANNING & PEDAGOGY

Growing an emotional brain

Content is produced by NSPCC & Warwick University to help understand brain development in child's early years.

July 2021

Linked Research

Education Endowment Foundation

EEF - Early Years Toolkit 

EEF - Improving mathematics in the early years and key stage 1

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EEF - Preparing for Literacy - Guidance report

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EEF - Improving mathematics in the early years and key stage 1

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EEF - Early Years Evidence Store
Support to help you put evidence-informed approaches into practice.

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EEF - Guide to Effective Professional
Development in the Early Years

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EEF - Communication and language approaches
Very high impact for very low cost based on moderate evidence.

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Essential EYFS documentation

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2023 Statutory
EYFS Framework

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Celebratory approach toWorking with children with SEND

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Reception Baseline
for teachers 2023

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Reception Baseline for parents 2023

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Development
Matters

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Reception Baseline
Reporting Arrangements

(Updated May 2023)

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DfE  early  years foundation stage handbook 2023

Birth to 5
Matters

Websites to inspire EYFS

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BBC Education

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Early Movers

Practical ideas

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Muddy Faces

Forest/School Outdoor

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BBC Education

Teach

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Pacey Professional association

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Early Years Educator

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Early Years Alliance

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DFE - EYFS

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Early Education

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Hungry Little Minds

Parental activities

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Anna Freud

National

Centre for Children and Families

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ERIC

The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity

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