The long awaited EYFS Profile Handbook and EYFS Profile exemplification materials have now been published by the Department for Education and are available to download from the foundation years website.
EYFS Profile Handbook
The EYFS Profile Handbook has been developed to help practitioners make accurate judgements about each child’s attainment, and to enable effective moderation of judgements. It replaces the previous 2008 EYFS Profile Handbook. The EYFS Profile LA moderation requirements booklet has been incorporated into section 6 of the 2013 Handbook. It will only be available to download electronically. Hard copies will not be available.
These materials are a selection of example evidence of children’s attainment, categorised into the 17 early learning goals (ELGs) which are part of the new Profile. The materials establish the national standard for the level of learning and development expected at the end of EYFS for each ELG. It will only be available to download electronically: hard copies will not be available.
The exemplification materials will help:
•practitioners to make accurate judgements for each child’s attainment;
•moderators to assess the accuracy of practitioner judgements;
•Year 1 teachers to use EYFS Profile outcomes to plan effective provision; and
•other stakeholders to evaluate children’s learning and development.
Please note that the 2013 EYFS Assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) will be published shortly. This sets out the assessment and reporting requirements for the EYFS Profile. The ARA includes guidance on completing the EYFS Profile, moderating the Profile and reporting and using results. The ARA will be available in hard copy to LAs and schools and will also be available to download electronically.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the foundation years team by email at [email protected]