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Last reviewed on 12 October 2020
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School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary

Find out when and how to conduct home visits in the EYFS, with guidance and examples of how schools carry out visits.

Are home visits required?

The statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) does not refer to home visits.

A DfE representative told us that, while home visits are not statutory, they do reflect good practice.

When should we do them?

You’re free to decide.

Home visits usually take place in the summer term to help build relationships and prepare parents and pupils for transition into reception.

By autumn term pupils have already started to settle in, but if you can't carry out the visits sooner, doing them then would be better than not doing them at all. 

This advice came from an adviser from Incyte International, a provider of school improvement services.

How you choose to carry out home visits is up to you. They offer a chance to learn more about pupils, see their home life and provide parents with relevant documents, but nothing is compulsory. Parents

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