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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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Early years SENCo briefings with a behaviour focus are planned for Friday 25 October 2019 at Sans Souci. School and setting leads or SENCos are invited to attend. There is a subsidised charge of £20 with booking via

Early years leads' network meetings are planned for Wednesday 11 December 2019 (9am-noon) or Thursday 12 December 2019 (1pm-4pm) at Sans Souci (£70).

We hope to know more about the proposed new early learning goals and future profile arrangements by these dates. The current EYFSP remains statutory for this year. Schools are invited to opt in to early years visits with a proposed personal development and behaviours focus for 2019/20. Further information is available on the solgrid early years and childcare website and solgrid extranet.

We are inviting schools to 'opt-in' to a visit by contacting early years enquiries. Once the school is allocated an early years adviser that adviser will contact the school to arrange a suitable date and agenda.

The visit will encompass all of the EYFS provision under the school's Ofsted registration and may include a discussion with the EYFS lead and the extended services leads.

Further information is included in the attached letter.

Publication subject:

The Dyspraxia Foundation West Midlands is running a course for teachers, TAs and other professionals working in schools on Monday 7 October 2019, 7-9pm at the Renewal Family Centre in Solihull. The evening will feature talks from:

  • Sally Payne, Occupational Therapist and Trustee of the Foundation
  • Jo Shilton and Jo Walker from the Specialist Inclusion and Support Service (SISS) in Solihull
  • Lorraine Mattocks, Parent Advisor to the Dyspraxia Foundation West Midlands team and parent of a son with dyspraxia.

There will also be contributions from Tim Trivizas and Imogen Rowe, Youth Champions of the Dyspraxia Foundation.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to meet other professionals working in education.

Tickets cost £7 for members and £15 for non-members. Please email Helen or Imogen Rowe on for more details or to reserve a place.

Solihull Family Centre, Christian Renewal Centre, Vulcan Road, Solihull, B91 2JY

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