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This is the website to support you as a professional working with children and families in the foundation years.

It is designed to help equip you with the information and resources you need in your daily practice – to deliver the very best early education and care to children and families during this very important phase.


young girl playing with toys In this Library section, you will find:



The website will evolve over the coming months as you add to it by sharing care studies and examples of what works well, and participating in discussion groups; as well as through resources that are co-produced being added to the site. Please do let us know if there is anything this website and its linked resources do not answer for you, and we will be happy to help find the answers you need.


If you have a query or an issue to share, post it via to get discussions underway.


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Comments (10)

  1. Jacqueline Oliver, March 23, 2012
    As a Children's Centre Teacher working within Lincolnshire I am sure I will find this new website very useful in my work.
  2. SERAP TEKE, April 26, 2012
    Would I be able to obtain a copy of the Reformed EYFS documents pls. I would pay for the publication if possible, I can download but prefer actual documents. Thank you
    • Hi Serap, unfortunately you cannot buy any copies of the EYFS from us, though I understand some organisations such as NDNA are printing them for a small fee. You may wish to visit their website.
  3. sharon millington, July 2, 2012
    when will the revised learning goals be available and will there be new performas to download?
  4. Nicky, July 3, 2012
    Hi i was wondering how to get a progress wheel? Thanks
  5. Sarah Mcdowall, September 7, 2012
    I am searching your website trying to find downloadable info with regard to the checks for children between 2 and 3 years old that child minders are meant to be carring out - part of early intervention ?
  6. Pauline Foster, September 12, 2012
    Can someone please tell me where to go in this website to print off additional copies of the 'Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework' ? Thank you
    • 4Children Early Years Team, September 12, 2012
      Hi Pauline - you can download the Parents' Guide from here: it's the fifth box down.
  7. chris, October 24, 2012
    im a bit confused with this 2 year progress check we have had parents meetings this week and filled in a progress report,does that count we have filled in all 7 areas is this right and we then are putting them in their learning journals please help someone
    • B, November 3, 2012
      Tried to send a copy of a progress check for 0-36 months from Cumbria, but it didn't work. It contains the Prime Areas of Learning together with the Characteristics of Learning. It has the age ranges to be circled and a place for the parents to comment. Finally it is signed and dated. We do this progress check with the parents and then place it in the child's Learning Journey. We will be doing progress checks every 12 weeks. That's what we have been advised to do. The 36 months + has all 7 areas.

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