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Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms 2021

What you need to know about the EYFS reforms

  • A revised EYFS Framework became statutory on 1 September 2021
  • View our annotated version of the Framework highlighting the changes from the previous version.
  • Revised non-statutory guidance (Development Matters 2021) has been published
  • The Early Years coalition has published Birth to 5 Matters: non-statutory guidance by the sector, for the sector.
  • Exemplification materials will be available at some stage, but dates are not yet confirmed. 

Help and support with implementing the EYFS reforms

  • Our webinars cover all aspects of the EYFS reforms and how to implement them. 
  • Members can also access free online videos (you must be logged in as a member to register for these)
  • Our Associates can provide bespoke training, consultancy and support to you and your staff team in understanding the reforms and implementing them in your school or setting.

If you'd like ongoing updates about the EYFS reforms and to be part of a supportive and like-minded community of professionals, become a member for briefings, free and dsicounted professional development and opportunities to share practice.

The evidence base for our concerns

Our concerns are shared by the main early years sector bodies, which came together as a coalition to communicate the sector's views to government - read response from the EYFS sector coalition

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Download slides from the launch event: Literature review presentation and Practitioner survey presentation

Watch the video of the launch event on the PACEY website.

Foundation Years have provided a summary of key points.  

The Education Endowment Foundation have published the findings from the evaluation of the pilot of last summer's draft revised ELGs, which ran in 23 schools in 2018-19.

Watch the Early Years Alliance webinar with Michael Freeston and Beatrice Merrick talking about the key points in the consultaiton.

For an informed view about what should be included in the early learning goals for mathematics

Become a member for ongoing updates

If you'd like ongoing updates about the EYFS reforms and to be part of a supportive and like-minded community of professionals, become a member for briefings, free and dsicounted professional development and opportunities to share practice.

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