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What is the early years foundation stage (EYFS)?

The EYFS framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children:

  • learn and develop well
  • are healthy and safe
  • have the knowledge and skills they need to start school

Read more on Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework | GOV.UK

Non-statutory guidance

Guidance to help providers implement the EYFS:

Development Matters | GOV.UK

Birth to 5 Matters

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