Early years curriculum

Early year foundation stage (EYFS): assessment and reporting arrangements, standards for learning, assessing development.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
  2. Early years foundation stage

    The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5

  3. Early years foundation stage profile: exemplification materials
  1. Early years foundation stage profile: 2018 handbook

    • Guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
  2. 2018 early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

    • Statutory guidance
    • Standards and Testing Agency
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News and communications

  1. STA assessment update: 1 November 2016

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Correspondence
  2. Nicky Morgan and David Walliams launch literacy drive

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. Assessment updates for schools

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • News story
  4. Ofsted to inspect early years initial teacher training

    • Ofsted
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Regulating national assessments

Transparency

  1. Reception curriculum in good and outstanding primary schools: bold beginnings

    • Ofsted
    • Research
  2. Good practice in early education

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Reception baseline comparability study

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • Research
  4. Pre-school and early home learning: effects on A level outcomes

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. Two-year-olds in schools: demonstration project and case studies

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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