Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Changes in September 2021

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Interim Senior EYFS Advisory Teacher, Karen Loft on behalf of the DfE. This is for the attention of all Early Years professionals. 

From September 2021, all Early Years providers must follow the new Early Years foundation stage (EYFS) framework

The key aims of the reforms are to:

  • Improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children.
  • Reduce workload, such as unnecessary paperwork, so that practitioners can spend more time interacting with the children in their care.

To support the implementation of the revised EYFS, the Department for Education has developed a new online service for private, voluntary and independent early years settings and childminders. 

This service provides resources, advice and support to help practitioners to understand the requirements for each area of learning and development and what these requirements mean in practice.

The new service is now live on gov.uk and can be accessed here.

We encourage you to use this online service to support your planning and implementation of the EYFS reforms from September 2021.