Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 20 April 2021 + show all updates
- 20 April 2021
Updated as inspections of early years providers resume on 4 May, the disapplications to the early years foundation stage profile are in force (and no longer subject to parliamentary approval), and paediatric first aid practitioners must attend requalification training to renew expired certificates.
- 31 March 2021
Added a new statutory framework for the early years foundation stage which applies from 1 September 2021. Until then, the current framework applies.
- 15 January 2021
Added guidance on the 2021 early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) assessment and paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate requalification training.
- 9 December 2020
Updated ‘Early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications’ with a link to Ofsted’s operational notes, which set out in further detail, how providers will be inspected from January 2021. Provided further clarity on the definition of ‘reasonable endeavours’.
- 26 November 2020
Amended ‘Early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications’ to remove reference to the original transition period and the PFA certification extensions, both which ended on 25 November 2020.
- 10 November 2020
Amended the content on early years foundation stage coronavirus disapplications to reflect the updated arrangements that were put in place from 26 September 2020, and national restrictions.
- 7 October 2020
Updated ‘early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications’ to reflect that the original disapplications ended on 25 September and the new regulations which came into force on the 26 September.
- 4 September 2020
Updated to reflect new regulations which allow temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) disapplications to re-apply if a provider is prevented from complying with the EYFS due to coronavirus (COVID-19) related restrictions or requirements. They also add disapplications around paediatric first aid to the transitional period, which originally only applied to disapplications around staffing levels.
- 28 July 2020
Updated to reflect the extension of the validity of current PFA certificates.
- 1 June 2020
Updated to reflect wider opening of early years settings from 1 June 2020 and to provide a clarification on progress checks for children aged 2.
- 24 April 2020
Added guidance to the temporarily disapplied, and modified certain elements of the EYFS statutory framework.
- 20 February 2018
Updated statutory guidance title and summary.
- 3 March 2017
Added new statutory framework.
- 29 July 2014
Added link to the Foundation Years website.
- 31 March 2014