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Early years foundation stage profile handbook

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

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This guidance is for:

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

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

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile is statutory for the 2021 to 2022 academic year, except for providers legally exempt under relevant regulations.

Published 10 December 2018
Last updated 8 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Corrected a date on page 17. Local authorities need to return the EYFS profile data by 29 July 2022.

  2. Updated early years foundation stage profile handbook for 2022, to align with the statutory roll out of the EYFS reforms.

  3. Removed information about the EYFS profile not being mandatory as that applied to the previous academic year and the link to the early years foundation stage coronavirus disapplications as they are no longer in force.

  4. Added information about the early years foundation stage profile no longer being mandatory in 2021.

  5. Updated early years foundation stage profile handbook for 2021.

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

  7. First published.