This article was written with help from Fiona Holiday, an independent EYFS consultant.
Self-regulation became an ELG in September 2021
The early learning goals (ELGs) were updated for the EYFS framework from 1 September 2021.
Self-regulation was a new ELG for 2021. It comes under the prime area of personal, social and emotional development.
The framework states (page 12) that children at the ‘expected level of development’ for the self-regulation ELG will be able to:
The DfE says that there's strong evidence emerging that self-regulation skills can predict pre-reading skills and later outcomes