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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

Purpose

  • 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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Please find below the link to invite you to attend an Early Years event with Gill Jones HMI, Deputy Director of Early Education at Ofsted. Gill will be talking about future publications and themes that have been identified during Ofsted’s inspection of early years. It is also an opportunity to reflect alongside colleagues from Worcestershire.

Please see document attached below for full details.

The Department for Education (DfE) is planning to make changes to the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) / Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP), and is piloting the reforms in 25 schools, selected to be a representative mix of all schools, prior to a full national public consultation. The autumn term Leaders and Managers Early Years Network meetings on Friday 9th November am/pm will give EY leads the opportunity to discuss the draft changes. The draft Early Learning Goals should not limit the wide variety of rich experiences that are crucial to child development. They are for end of year summative best–fit assessment judgements. The revised ELGs will come into effect in 2020 - 2021.

Updated Early Education and Childcare: LA Statutory Guidance and the Operational Guidance. The DfE has updated both documents which will take effect from 1st September 2018 - link below

Please also see links below for further guidance.

Updates and changes

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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.