• Assessment requirements in the EYFS Learn about the 3 statutory requirements under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2021 and the role of your local authority, and how these differ from the 2017 framework.
  • EYFS: how to effectively monitor progress Leave the excessive paperwork behind - instead, find out how to use your professional judgement to monitor and assess children’s progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • EYFS: proformas for tracking pupil progress If you find proformas helpful for tracking progress, download our individual and cohort-level tools to monitor progress against the early learning goals in your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • How to moderate assessment of the EYFS profile Find out how to conduct effective moderation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile to help practitioners make accurate and consistent judgements of children's progress.
  • Reception baseline assessment All new reception pupils are expected to take the reception baseline assessment. Find out how it works so you're prepared to carry it out.
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  • EYFS curriculum
    • Effective child-initiated learning in the EYFS Learn what constructive child-led learning practice looks like and how to find a good balance of child and adult-led activities. Use our expert's guidance to understand how to provide challenge to your EYFS children.
    • EYFS: evaluating the learning environment Download our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning environment audit to assess the indoor and outdoor learning spaces in your early years provision.
    • EYFS framework: changes for September 2021 Changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework will apply from 1 September 2021. Download our summary sheet to compare and contrast the changes with the existing framework, and read about the changes to assessment and moderation.
    • EYFS leader: task checklist and questions Download our checklist and questions to help you stay on top of your regular tasks in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and improve your practice.
    • EYFS: planning Ofsted doesn't specify what your EYFS planning should look like. See how other schools have approached it and find resources from LAs to help you get started.
    • EYFS timetable: examples See examples of early years foundation stage (EYFS) daily and weekly timetables to help you plan yours. You'll find examples for reception classes, a nursery school, and early years in a special school.
    • How to approach guided reading in the EYFS Find tips and resources to help you deliver guided reading in the EYFS, and see how 3 schools have approached this.
    • Language and vocabulary strategies in the EYFS Find strategies to help you enhance your focus on language and vocabulary in the EYFS. You'll also find an audit tool to help you review your current provision.
    • Providing quality outdoor learning in the EYFS Understand your requirements around outdoor learning, and see how to get the most out of your outdoor space and how to make sure it complements your indoor provision.
    • Teaching and monitoring self-regulation in the EYFS The 2021 EYFS framework brought in self-regulation as a new early learning goal. Get to grips with what this means for your setting and how to teach and assess self-regulation.
    • Using continuous provision in the EYFS Find out how to create continuous provision in your classroom which sparks curiosity, allows children to play independently and gives them a sense of ownership over their environment.
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