Learning and Development
The Department for Education: Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (effective from 4th September 2023), sets out the standard requirements for delivering quality early education and childcare for all children, from birth to five years old.
Please refer to the 'learning and development requirements', section 1.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The three prime areas are:
The four specific areas are:
Department for Education: Statutory framework for early years foundation stage
Mandatory for all early years providers in England from 4th September 2023.