Exemptions from the Learning and Development requirements of the 2012 EYFS




As you know, the Department for Education consulted in May and June 2012 on proposals to revise arrangements for exemptions from the EYFS learning and development…

Early Years Learning and Development Literature Review




The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families announced in June 2008 a review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for 2010, the…

Characteristics of Effective Learning




The Tickell review and the EYFS draft statutory framework call for clearer attention to how children learn, and not just what they learn – described…

Early Communication, Language and Literacy development: audit tool to support improvements in learning and teaching of early Communication, Language and Literacy




Drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage and Communicating Matters and covers all aspects of learning in Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL). It reflects the…

Gateway to Writing: Developing handwriting




The Gateway to Writing resources highlight the importance of the four interdependent strands of language development, and the crucial role of practitioners in supporting children’s…

Gateway to Writing: Developing children’s independent writing




The Gateway to Writing resources highlight the importance of the four interdependent strands of language development, and the crucial role of practitioners in supporting children’s…