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Use our checklist to help you make sure you're fulfilling the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

Download our EYFS safeguarding and welfare checklist

Use it to make sure your school is fulfilling its requirements in EYFS settings, including those with provision for 2-year-olds.

KeyDoc: EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements

Our checklist is based on section 3 of the statutory EYFS framework. The framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England.

What does it cover?

The checklist includes sections on:

  • Child protection
  • Suitable people
  • Staff qualifications, training, support and skills
  • Staff ratios
  • Health
  • Behaviour
  • Safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment
  • Special educational needs (SEN)
  • Information and record keeping

Staffing ratios and qualifications

Use the checklist above to check you’re fulfilling your legal requirements for staff ratios. For a more detailed explanation of which staff members count towards the ratios, see our article on EYFS staffing ratios and qualifications.

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