The DfE's consultation on the proposed changes to the EYFS runs until 31 January 2020. It is vital that as many individuals and organisations as possible respond to the consultation. Feel free to use our draft response as a reference point when submitting your own.
We believe that the proposals are problematic and need significant further changes to ensure the revised EYFS is an improvement on the current version rather than a backward step.
What else to read to inform your response to the consultationOur 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
Download the coalition's research review: Getting it right in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a review of the evidence
Download a summary of initial headlines from the practitioner survey (full report to follow soon)
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.
For an informed view about what should be included in the early learning goals for mathematics
- read the Early Childhood Maths Group's response to the consultation
- download this paper from the Early Childhood Maths Group
- read Sue Gifford's blog on The case for space in the early years
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