EYFS: how to report to parents

All early years providers must report to parents at age 2 and at the end of the EYFS. Find out what you need to include in these reports for the progress check at age 2 and the EYFS profile, and use our templates - based on the 2021 EYFS framework - to help you write them.

Last reviewed on 15 November 2021
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Contents
  1. When you're required to report to parents
  2. How to report to parents of 2-year-olds 
  3. Download our template progress check at age 2 report
  4. How to report to parents at the end of the EYFS 
  5. Download our template EYFS profile report

When you're required to report to parents

You must provide parents of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a written progress report on their child's development:

  • When the child is aged between 2 and 3 (known as the 'progress check at age 2'), and
  • At the end of the EYFS (known as the 'EYFS profile', or 'EYFSP')

This is laid out on pages 18 to 20 in the DfE’s Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS).

How to report to parents of 2-year-olds 

What to include 

You must give parents and carers of children aged between 2 and 3 a short written summary of their child's development in the prime areas: 

  • Communication and language 
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development  

You can choose what else to include in the summary, but it