Supported Learning – Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and the age of five.

This is a very important stage. It helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes.

From when your child is born up to the age of five, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure. It should support their development, care and learning needs.

Nurseries, pre-schools, reception classes and childminders registered to deliver the EYFS must follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage visit the foundation years website

The Early Years team in North Lincolnshire is based at the Learning Development Centre in Scunthorpe. We offer support, advice and guidance on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to all Ofsted registered providers of care and education 0-5 years.  This includes early years provision in schools, nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out of school clubs.  We work alongside other services and agencies both within the council and external stakeholders.

For more information or to request support from the Early Years team please do not hesitate to contact us on 01724 296650.

These key messages have been written to support accurate and reliable assessment of children’s learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

For all children attending Ofsted registered provision.

All childminders and practitioners should ensure that they are completing the Progress check at age two as a statutory requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The integrated health care check is completed in partnership with health colleagues alongside the two year health check (ASQ). For more information please see the Integrated Health Check – Parents Info Guide [PDF, 954Kb]

Our Services for Education website has lots of information for professionals.