Information for Early Years Practitioners


Don't forget to sign up to the EYFS conference, taking place 18 March 2019.
You can view the conference information here: Engaging Children Creatively - Motivating Children to Learn

Communication and Language

East Sussex Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway

East Sussex Early Years Speech, Language and Communication Pathway Overview

ESCC Child Monitoring Tool V3 (word)

ESCC Child Monitoring Tool V3 (pdf)

Guidance for Supporting English as an Additional Language

Language Checkers (with translations in different languages)

Link to: Information for Parents (including Communication and Language Resources)


Physical Development

Early Years Physical Development Pathway

Physical Development Monitoring, Support and Referral Tool

Link to: Information for Parents (including Physical Development Resources)


Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) and Well-being

(Work in progress - content to be added)

Resources to support children and young people


Improvement Audits

Reflect the minimum Early Years Foundation Stage statutory requirements.

Childminder Management and Safeguarding Audit
Group Management and Safeguarding Audit
Learning and Development Audit
Childcare Register Audit
Observation of Characteristics of Effective Learning


EYPP Toolkit

EYPP Toolkit


SENCO Support and Information

SENCOs must ensure the setting meets the requirements of the SEN Code of Practice and have regard to the Local Offer.

The ISEND Early Years team provide support and guidance to settings working with Pre-School children aged 0-5 years, who have additional needs.

There is an SEN Matrix that informs the referral process.

Further guidance for SENCOs/Inclusion Co-ordinators can be found here.

Communication and Language Resources for SEN

Physical Development Resources for SEN

Behaviour Management Resources for SEN

Parent Partnership Resources for SEN


Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership in the EYFS

Partnerships with Parents: fun-filled ideas


Practice Guidance

OAPE Toolkit


Launchpad to Quality


Working with 2 year olds

Integrated Progress Review Documents

Early Years Educational Entitlement (EYEE) Funding information

Current List of Providers Offering Early Learning Places for Funded 2 year olds

2 year old audit


Working with Under 2s

Under 2s audit


Helping children stay safe online

Online Safety Toolkit


Healthy eating, exercise and diet

British Heart Foundation: Early Movers - Helping Under-5s Live Active and Healthy Lives

British Heart Foundation: Physical Activity and Health Guides

Children's Food Trust: Eat Better, Start Better Guides

Healthy Eating / Physical Activity (HEPA) Guidance


Transition to school

Good practice guidance for transition to school

Deferred or delayed entry to school - guidance for settings
Deferred or delayed entry to school - guidance for schools


Early Years Hubs for Excellence

(Work in progress - content to be added)


Buying in support/training from the Local Authority

EYIT Service Levels

EYIT Standard Operation Procedures

EYIT Traded Services Training Flyer

East Sussex Learning Portal - Training Courses