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Early years foundation stage

Early years foundation stage

Solihull Early Years and Education Improvement Service has a vision for every child and young person in Solihull to have high quality, purposeful educational experiences that enable them to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and aspirations to prepare them for a happy and successful future life.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential……Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
Statutory Framework for the EYFS link


  • To ensure positive outcomes for all children and young people in Solihull
  • To ensure that children and young people receive high quality educational experiences
  • To support providers to ensure that all children and young people develop the skills and qualities required for independence and employment.

We have a lot of information in our early years and childcare area, where the content is aimed at all early years and childcare providers.

Link to our early years and childcare information


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Talk for reading focuses on the way that children’s talk underpins the development of their reading (and writing).

We will look at:

The development of talk; the crucial role of serve and return conversations; building firm foundations in communication and language to support reading.

Research findings related to language and early reading – what are the implications for learning and teaching, looking at the proposed revisions to the EYFS?

Ask the question “When does talk turn into reading?”

Please see flier below for more details.


Date:               Thursday, 4 April 2019

Time:              9:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

Venue:            Sans Souci training centre

Tutor:             Di Chilvers, advisory consultant in early childhood education

Audience:      Early years teachers and practitioners


Talk for reading focuses on the way that children’s talk underpins the development of their reading (and writing). For further information, see flyer below.

This handbook provides an overview of the requirements of the statutory teacher assessment and moderation processes including local agreements.

Updates and changes


These pages are updated regularly and should be used as the main source of information.  Printed versions should be used with care as they can become out of date.