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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

Recent announcements for EYFS

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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.

Invitation to an afternoon of reflection on 1st March. Please see flier attached below for full details.

From 2019 there will be a change to the nursery admissions process. Nursery process will be met in part by the council for 2019 admissions after which it will pass wholly to schools. For full details of the review and supporting paperwork, please see information attached below.

The 2019 early years foundation stage: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) has now been released along with the EYFSP statistics for the national early years foundation stage profile results: 2017 to 2018. LA opportunities for EYFSP moderation will be available in autumn and spring terms. This term the focus will be PSE and will take place at Sans Souci 22/23rd November 2018 booking through The EYFSP data will be explored at EY Leaders and Managers on Friday 9th November 2018. For further information, please see below.

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.