Statutory policies and procedures (EYFS)

Find out what policies you need to have in place for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Last reviewed on 19 July 2023
School types: AllSchool phases: Nursery, PrimaryRef: 9085
  1. You must have all these policies and documents
  2. Download our list of statutory policies and documents
  3. Approval and review of policies
  4. Get notified about changes to your requirements 

You must have all these policies and documents

This list sets out the statutory policies and procedures all schools with an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) must hold, as specified in the statutory framework for the EYFS. These are in addition to the statutory policies you need to hold for all age ranges.

You’re not required to have separate policies to cover EYFS requirements, provided you already meet the requirements through an existing policy (see paragraph 3.3 of the EYFS framework).

Safeguarding policy and procedures (to be reviewed at least annually), in line with the arrangements agreed and published by our 3 local safeguarding partners, and which must: Explain the action to be taken when there are safeguarding concerns about a child and in the event of an allegation being made against a member of staff Cover the use of mobile phones and cameras in the setting Procedure for responding to children