The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive statutory framework which sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children form birth to 5.
It builds on and replaces the statutory Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the non-statutory Birth to Three Matters Framework, and the regulatory frameworks in the National Standards for Under 8s Day Care and Childminding. All registered early year’s providers and schools are required to use the EYFS, which was introduced in September 2008. Copies of the EYFS framework, and further information can be found at http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/eyfs/
For more information on the Early Years Learning Goals, please contact the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) for a copy of the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, tel: 01787 884444.