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.

Last reviewed on 3 June 2021
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
Ref: 3215
Contents
  1. Download our audit to help you evaluate your space 
  2. Look at your EYFS class risk assessment before you start

Download our audit to help you evaluate your space 

Our audit focuses on both indoor and outdoor provision along with other factors, such as:

  • Travelling around the class safely
  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Flexible working spaces for large-scale and small-scale projects
  • Clean and tidy learning environment
  • Equipment stored away safely

Read our articles below for more information about learning walks

Look at your EYFS class risk assessment before you start

At the beginning of the school year, it's good practice for all classes to risk assess their learning environment.

There's more risk in an EYFS learning environment due to the amount of equipment available for pupils to use, so it's worth checking that the initial risk assessment is accurate when auditing the learning environment.

See examples of risk assessments for classrooms