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An update to Development Matters

July 21, 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) have published a revised version of Development Matters, government’s non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), to reflect feedback received from the …


What Step 4 changes mean for education and childcare settings

July 16, 2021

As most restrictions across all parts of society are relaxed from Monday 19 July, we want to keep schools, colleges and early years settings informed on what Step 4 changes …


Step 4 updated DfE Guidance – DfE have published new guidance ahead of Step 4, covering both the summer period and the following term

July 8, 2021

DfE have published new guidance ahead of Step 4, covering both the summer period and the following term Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak …


Have you got your outbreak management plan?

June 29, 2021

All education and childcare settings should have outbreak management plans (sometimes called contingency plans) outlining how they would operate if any of the measures described in this document were recommended …


Some important changes……..

June 29, 2021

Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework Page summary: The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. …


Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms (EYFS) – Online Service

June 15, 2021

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 …


Looking after children in a heatwave

June 11, 2021

As temperatures continue to rise we remind you of the public health guidance in the event of a heatwave. Looking after children in a heatwave


Applications open for £500 worth of outdoor equipment and staff training

June 11, 2021

The Local Schools Nature Grants Scheme allows Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school and settings in England, Scotland & Wales to apply for £500 worth of outdoor resources, and …


Solihull LSCP Training Offer

May 21, 2021

LSCP training May-July 2021 (002)


Have your say on the future of the 30-hours funded entitlement policy

May 21, 2021

The Early Years Alliance is working with social mobility charity the Sutton Trust to gain an up-to-date understanding of early years provider views on the 30-hour funded entitlement policy, and in …