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

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education and 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. Government to consult on reforms to primary assessment system

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  2. STA assessment update: 1 November 2016

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

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

    • Standards and Testing Agency
    • News story
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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. Early years provision quality

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Good practice in early education

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

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

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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