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Resources for early years providers

Early years foundation stage 2021 and Development Matters

The new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework was published on the 31 March 2021 and should be used by all Ofsted registered early years providers in England from September 2021. Find out more about this framework on GOV.UK.

Development Matters is the new non-statutory curriculum guidance for the new EYFS framework that everyone can use from September 2021. It gives you an overall view of how children develop and learn. It guides but does not replace your professional judgement.

We have put together resources on these changes:

Attendance policy

As we all know regular attendance in early years provision promotes good outcomes for children.

We have produced guidance to support you, with your families, to make sure that you are reviewing your practices and procedures.  Doing this will help make sure of the best outcomes for families in Bracknell Forest.

Transition from pre-school to school

Advice on a successful transfer to school can be found on our successful transitions page.

Transfer forms

These forms are used to support a smooth transition for pre-school children transitioning from your setting to school – if you do not have your own formats already in place that you use.

Early years Ofsted inspection and handbook

Graded inspections of some registered early years providers will begin from 4 May 2021.

View information about changes to Ofsted education inspection framework and handbooks in response to the challenges raised by COVID-19.

Play and learning resources

We've put together a range of information about different types of play and learning. Use these to help your child's development.

The resources are: