BIG ISSUE: REVIEW OF THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

News, views and advice as the Government reviews the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Sector unites ahead of Government consultation on EYFS

A new early years coalition has launched a survey for practitioners and leaders, amid widespread concern about the Government’s planned changes for the Early Years...

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Changes to Early Learning Goals 'criminal' says early years expert

Children are being steered towards pleasing teachers over developing a genuine love of learning under proposed reforms to the Early Learning Goals, early years experts...

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Revised Early Years Foundation Stage - Area of concern

The original EYFS was a result of extensive consultation with appropriate experts and research, but its revision lacks such rigour, say Helen Moylett and Nancy Stewart...

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Early years experts weigh up the revised ELGs

Now that the revised Early Learning Goals are finally out, we asked an expert in each area of learning to give their initial thoughts.

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Call for major overhaul of ELGs with early years experts

Early Education says that the Government’s revision of the Early Learning Goals has far wider implications and is in effect a re-write of the whole EYFS 'by the...

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Thousands call for halt to early learning goals review

A petition calling for the review of the early learning goals to be put on hold has received over 5,000 signatures.

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Early Learning Goals group ‘unrepresentative’

The Department for Education has come under fire after a Freedom of Information request revealed little early years sector representation among those involved in...

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Revised EYFS updates Level 3 and first aid rules

The DfE has published the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework to incorporate the new Level 3 qualification requirements and first aid regulations.

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New baseline check for Reception and revised early learning goals

Education secretary Justine Greening has confirmed that there will be a new baseline measure brought into Reception from 2020, and early learning goals will be made...

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Teachers to use EYFS Profile in next academic year

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) will remain statutory for 2016-17, the Standards & Testing Agency has confirmed.

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A Physical blow

Relegating the Chief Medical Officers' physical activity guidelines to a footnote in the revised EYFS is a dereliction of duty, says Dr Lala Manners