EYFS: how to report to parents/carers

All early years providers must report to parents/carers when pupils are aged 2, and at the end of the EYFS. Find out what you need to include in these reports and use our templates – based on the most recent EYFS framework – to help you write them.

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  1. Provide parents/carers with 2 written progress reports 
  2. What to report to parents/carers of 2-year-olds 
  3. Download our template report: progress check at age 2
  4. What to report to parents/carers at the end of the EYFS 
  5. Download our template EYFS profile report

Provide parents/carers with 2 written progress reports 

Provide these reports:

  • 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 explained on pages 18 to 20 of the DfE’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.

What to report to parents/carers of 2-year-olds 

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

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

Identify the child’s strengths in these areas, and any areas where their progress is less than expected.

Areas in which the child is progressing well Any areas where additional support might be needed Any areas where you have concerns that the child may have a developmental delay (which

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