Barnsley Early Start and Family Services

EYFS reforms

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage became statutory from September 2021. The changes to the framework are being made to improve the outcomes for children at age 5. It focuses on early language and literacy as well as to reduce workload such as unnecessary paperwork. This will mean you can spend more time with the children that you care for. This page contains the key documents and information to help you make the changes in your setting. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

Key documents

Our support - getting ready for the EYFS reforms

We offer a variety of support to help and prepare you for the EYFS reform.

Watch the EYC Team's webinar on changes to EYFS reforms.

The stepped approach document has been produced to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding. It can help us to adapt the practice to address statutory changes in the EYFS. The document is split into three sections: Step 1 finding out, Step 2 planning change and Step 3 implementation.

Find out more about:

Guidance and non-statutory documents

Statutory framework

An overview of non-statutory documents



Areas of learning and development

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