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The Herts for Learning Early Years Foundation Stage Leader Seminars New

These new termly seminars will keep Early Years leaders up to date with local and national initiatives in Early Years. They will be held in a different school within each district each term, offering the opportunity for delegates to visit other Early Years settings, network and build on sharing best practice.

To book online, please visit:

For further information, please email training@hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 845111 (option 2).

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile: 2018 handbook

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment in 2018.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile: handbook 2018

This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment in 2018.

 

2018 Early Years Foundation Stage: Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA)

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

 

Inspecting registered early years providers: guidance for inspectors

The early years inspection handbook sets out the main inspection activities and the judgements for inspection under the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’.

Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years from September 2015

How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and early years settings.

Parents to get complete picture of child development

From September 2015, health and early years practitioners will work side by side to improve outcomes for young children.

EYFSP attainment by pupil characteristics: 2013 to 2014

Early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessments, by pupil characteristics in England, for academic year 2013 to 2014.

New funding will help most disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds

The early years pupil premium is worth up to 300 per child. Schools, nurseries and childminders will be given up to 300 for every 3- and 4-year-old from a low-income family to help prevent them falling behind before they have even started school.

Getting them reading early

This publication focuses on early reading, including systematic phonics, literacy and inspection methodology. It is an online distance learning training module for Ofsted inspectors and has been written to support the inspection of literacy in schools.

SEND: guide for Early Years Settings

A guide for early years settings on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS)

The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.