Guidance

Early years foundation stage profile handbook

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment.

Documents

Early years foundation stage profile: 2021 handbook

Details

This guidance is for:

  • early years and key stage 1 practitioners
  • headteachers and setting managers
  • local authorities

It should be used to help complete and moderate early years foundation stage profile judgements, so that outcomes are accurate and consistent across all early years settings.

The guidance has also been aligned with the 2021 teacher assessment guidance for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile is statutory for the 2020 to 2021 academic year, except for providers legally exempt under relevant regulations.

Published 10 December 2018
Last updated 8 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated early years foundation stage profile handbook for 2021.

  2. The Early years foundation stage profile: 2019 handbook has been replaced with the 2020 version.

  3. First published.