Key Updates

Updated: 1 september 2021

The Early Years Foundation Stage 2021

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is effective from 1 September 2021. The Reception Baseline Assessment is statutory for schools from the same date. The changes have been introduced to support the Government’s plans to raise standards in early education in order to improve outcomes for all children, and close the gap for disadvantaged children.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a mandatory framework for all early years providers.

The revised framework (effective from 1 September 2021) includes the following:

  • revised educational programmes

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