EYFS curriculum

  • Effective child-initiated learning in the EYFS
    Learn what constructive child-led learning practice looks like and how to find a good balance of child-initiated and adult-led activities. Use our expert's guidance to understand how to provide challenge to your pupils in the early years during child-initiated learning.
  • EYFS: evaluating the learning environment
    Download our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning environment audit to assess the indoor and outdoor learning spaces in your early years provision.
  • EYFS framework changes
    Changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework have applied since 1 September 2021. Read our summary to understand the changes to the previous framework.
  • EYFS leader: task checklist and questions
    Download our checklist and questions to help you stay on top of your regular tasks in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and improve your practice.
  • EYFS: planning
    Ofsted doesn't specify what your EYFS planning should look like. See how other schools have approached it and find resources from LAs to help you get started.
  • EYFS timetable: examples
    See examples of early years foundation stage (EYFS) daily and weekly timetables to help you plan yours. You'll find examples for reception classes, a nursery school, and early years in a special school.
  • How to approach guided reading in the EYFS
    Find tips and resources to help you deliver guided reading in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and see how 3 schools approach it.
  • Language and vocabulary strategies in the EYFS
    Find strategies to help you enhance your focus on language and vocabulary in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You'll also find an audit tool to help you review your current provision.
  • Providing quality outdoor learning in the EYFS
    Understand your requirements around outdoor learning, and see how to get the most out of your outdoor space and how to make sure it complements your indoor provision.
  • Teaching and monitoring self-regulation in the EYFS
    Self-regulation is one of the early learning goals (ELGs) in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Get to grips with what self-regulation means and how to teach and assess it.
  • Using continuous provision in the EYFS
    Create continuous provision in your classroom which sparks curiosity, allows children to play independently and gives them a sense of ownership over their environment.