The Early Years Foundation Stage is the statutory framework for education and care of children from birth to the end of the reception year. The 2011 review of the EYFS by Dame Clare Tickell endorsed the effectiveness of the EYFS, and made a number of recommendations aimed at strengthening and simplifying the framework.
The government responded to the Tickell Review by including many of the recommendations in the revised Statutory Framework for the EYFS, required from September 2012.
Early years settings, children’s centres, and local authorities will find more complete explanations of the reasons behind some of the EYFS changes in the Tickell report and linked evidence reports. Responding to revisions of the EYFS offers the opportunity to improve provision and practice, and this is best supported by reflection on the evidence.
Early Learning Consultancy is well placed to provide training and support on the EYFS and preparing for the changes ahead. Click here for further information. Our consultants presented national stakeholder events during the Review, and worked closely with Dame Clare Tickell and the Department for Education, providing advice and support in drafting the recommendations on Learning and Development.
Click this link for Early Years Learning and Development Literature Review(Maria Evangelou, Kathy Sylva and Maria Kyriacou, Department of Education, University of Oxford
Mary Wild and Georgina Glenny, Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University)
Click here for research report into practitioner’s experiences of the EYFS ( Liz Brooker, Daisy Ellis, Elaine Hallet, Guy Roberts-Holmes, Sue Rogers; Institute of Education)
Click here for research report into children’s experiences of the EYFS. (Ros Garrick, Caroline Bath, Karen Dunn, Heloise Maconochie, Ben Willis, Claire Wolstenholme; Sheffield Hallam University)