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Early years foundation stage (EYFS) reforms

The revised Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage was published on 31 March 2021. This version will be effective from 01 September 2021.

To help you to meet the revised safeguarding and welfare requirements, the Early Years team has begun to update the EYFS statutory framework audit materials.

A new version, dated September 2020, of the DfE document 'New Development Matters', provides non-statutory curriculum guidance for the EYFS.

Upcoming events

During the week commencing 14 June 2021 there will be special virtual events including webinars and national speakers to help you to prepare for the new Framework. Further details through emails, leader and manager briefings and Twitter will be available shortly.

Early Help Transition Team

For more information on what services the Early Help Transition Team provides, how it can help you to support families and children or how to contact them, view the Derbyshire's Early Help Transition Team and Children's Centres on YouTube which was showcased at the leaders and manager briefings held in 2021.

To keep up to date with changes, hear about new developments, receive reminders and get great ideas follow the Derbyshire Early Years Improvement Service on Twitter.

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