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 Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
As well as being the core document for all professionals working in the foundation years, the EYFS framework gives mums and dads confidence that regardless of where they choose for their child’s early education, they can be assured that the same statutory commitments and principles will underpin their child’s learning and development experience.
The links below with take you to further information on the EYFS.
What to expect when
This guide has been written to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.
Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
This is the guide that we use to help your child reach their fullest potential.