New non-statutory guidance for the revised EYFS, also entitled Development Matters, has been published in September 2020 by the Department for Education. It is intended for use with the Statutory Framework which comes into effect in September 2021, or by early adopters in 2020. Read our information about the changes to the EYFS.
The version of Development Matters produced by Early Education in 2012 and available to order on this page will continue to be available until at least September 2021 for those who wish to continue using it with the current statutory framework.
This non-statutory guidance supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Development Matters is also available for free download from the Early Education website.