Early Years Foundation Stage

In the 2021-23 Excellence for All strategy, our ambition is to Improve literacy and oracy, across all phases, to build on the gains that have been made in the county over recent years and address areas of historically lower achievement. We will know we have achieved this when practitioners and leaders in Early Years to Key Stage 1 feel confident that challenges in speech and language and school readiness, exacerbated by lockdowns, are being addressed through training and support and that the impact on the children is evident in their progress. This page provides Early Years practitioners and leaders with the information, support, training and guidance to work towards this ambition. The content and resources in this section are Early Years Foundation Stage-specific. The other sections of the website, such as safeguarding, relate to both schools and early years settings.