Early Years Foundation Stage
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage . Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.
Development Matters explain in more detail what this looks like within the school setting.
On-going formative assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice.