Action plan for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Use our template and completed example to inspire you and save you time when developing your EYFS action plan. See examples from other schools to see how they've done it.

Last reviewed on 2 December 2022See updates
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  1. Download our template and completed example
  2. See examples from schools

Download our template and completed example

Adapt our action plan template below for your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It has space for you to record:

  • The context of your setting, including its strengths and weaknesses 
  • Your long-term plan over 2 to 3 years
  • Your priorities for the year
  • Each priority in detail, including targets, actions to take, resources, success criteria, how it'll be monitored, and a RAG (red, green, amber) rating

Our template includes prompts on how to go about filling it in. 

KeyDoc: subject/department action plan blank DOC, 201.0 KB

If you want to develop your action plan in response to an Ofsted inspection, use our post-inspection action plan template.

Example of a completed action plan 

KeyDoc - EYFS action plan completed example DOC, 191.0 KB

See examples from schools

Broomgrove Infant School in Colchester has a 2022-23

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