Statutory framework on the early years foundation stage (EYFS) to be used until 31 August 2014.
This statutory framework is for:
- school leaders
- school staff
- childcare providers
It relates to:
- maintained schools
- non-maintained schools
- independent schools
- academies and free schools
- private nursery schools
- sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well
- ensures children are kept healthy and safe
- ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school
This framework will be replaced on 1 September by a revised version ‘Early years foundation stage framework’ published 31 March 2014.