Navigate this page
Back to Early Years and childcare


The new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is mandatory for all early years providers

IntroductionProvider Toolkit


The new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is mandatory for all early years providers in England from 4 January 2024.

The new framework is for all early years providers in England including:

  • maintained schools
  • non-maintained schools
  • independent schools (including free schools and academies)
  • all providers on the Early Years Register, and
  • all providers registered with an early years childminder agency (CMA).

Visit the GOV.UK – Early year foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework page for more information.

Development Matters 2023

We have a YouTube Playlist where we will be uploading all of our EYFS training as recorded webinars. Somerset Early Years and Childcare – YouTube.

Guidance and practical support for Early Years Providers

These resources are for childminders, nursery leaders and pre-school practitioners.

Help for early years providers – Department for Education

You can watch videos on the three literary resources pages of the Department for Education website.

The National Children’s Bureau website has a videocast about the use of the Department for Education’s online service.

Provider Toolkit

These are example documents that you may choose to use or alter for your own purposes. These may or may not work for you or suit your needs. Please be aware that these are only one suggested way of doing things. You may develop or find documents that suit your needs better.

Last reviewed: February 13, 2024 by Keri

Next review due: August 13, 2024

Back to top