Early years foundation stage profile handbook

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment in 2019.


Early years foundation stage profile: 2019 Handbook


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 2019 teacher assessment guidance for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile is statutory for the 2018/19 academic year except for providers legally exempt under relevant regulations including schools taking part in the profile pilot.

Published 10 December 2018