Transition and Observation, Assessment and Planning

EYFS Profile

Observation Assessment and Planning page 3 EYFS Profile Handbook

Assessment at the end of the EYFS – The EYFS Profile

Early years foundation stage profile handbook - GOV.UK (

The statutory EYFS framework requires the EYFS profile assessment to be carried out in the final term of the year in which a child reaches age 5.

The EYFS profile is made up of an assessment of the child’s outcomes in relation to the 17 early learning goal (ELG) descriptors. Practitioners are expected to use their professional judgement to make these assessments, based on their knowledge and understanding of what the child knows, understands, and can do.

The main purpose of the profile assessment, at the end of the EYFS, is to support a successful transition to Key Stage 1 (KS1), by informing the professional dialogue between EYFS and year 1 teachers. 

The EYFS profile is also used to inform parents about their child’s development. Children are defined as having reached a Good Level of Development (GLD) at the end of the EYFS if they have achieved at least the expected level for the ELGs in the prime areas of learning and the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.

In addition, the EYFS profile provides a national child learning and development data set at the end of the EYFS.

The EYFS profile is not an accountability measure for schools and the Department for Education (DfE), does not publish school level results for the EYFS profile.

DfE published Early years foundation stage: exemplification materials (8th March 2022)


Submitting data remains a statutory requirement

  • The EYFS profile must be completed for each child and submitted to the LA, no later than 30th June 2023.
  • Information about how to submit EYFSP via SIMS / Other routes will be released to schools before the submission date.

Bolton Moderation 2023
Moderation activity is being led by schools, with teachers in each cluster taking a lead to organise a meeting for Reception Teachers in their cluster.


EYFS Profile Meetings to Support Reception Teachers in 2023

Please let the host school know you will be attending the meeting. You can attend other meetings if not able to attend your own cluster meeting.

Department for Education (DfE) Early years foundation stage profile guidance and support pages.



EYFSP Lead Cluster
Facilitator Name

(Location of Meeting)

Summer EYFSP Moderation Meeting
Date and Start Time

1 Lauren Seals

St John the Evangelist
Bromley Cross Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9HT

15th June
3:30pm - 5:00pm

2 Victoria Roth

Blackshaw Primary School
Bideford Drive, Breightmet, BL2 6TE

24th May
4:00pm - 5:00pm

3 Anna Bowman

St Saviours C of E Primary School
Fold Road, Stoneclough, Radcliffe, M26 1EU

13th June
4:00pm – 5:00pm


Vicky Nuttall 

St James Farnworth
Hillside Avenue, Farnworth, BL4 9QB

14th June
3:30pm - 5:00pm

5 Carrie Wooton

Lever Edge Primary Academy
Lever Edge Lane, BL3 3HP

7th June
3:30pm - 5:00pm


Di Jarmesty 

St George’s C of E Primary School
The Hoskers, Westhoughton, BL5 2FB

25th May 


Mary-Ann Prescott 

Chorley New Road Primary Academy
Horwich, BL6 6EW

15th May
3:30pm – 4:30pm


Karen Bradshaw / Cath Ballentyne

High Lawn Primary School
Holden Ave, BL1 7EX

20th June
3:30pm – 4:30pm

9 Jenny Smith

St Matthew’s CEP
Kentford Rd, BL1 2JL

23rd May
3:45pm - 4:45pm


Julie Hampson

Haslam Park Primary School
Wigan Road, BL3 5QL

7th June
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Featured Downloads