Early Years Foundation Settings

"Teaching should not be taken to imply a ‘top down’ or formal way of working. It is a broad term which covers the many different ways in which adults help young children learn.

It includes their interactions with children during planned and child-initiated play and activities: communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing, facilitating and setting challenges.

It takes account of the equipment they provide and the attention to the physical environment as well as the structure and routines of the day that establish expectations."

Teaching and Play in the Early Years- a balancing act.

 Ofsted July 2015

Welcome to our EYFS Hub 

On this page you can find national updates for EYFS and key documents to support the Surrey EYFS community, as well as details of upcoming events and programmes on our Webinars & Programmes page.

Under our Teaching and Learning page, you can find guiding principles and practises for EYFS settings and supporting documents.

On our Assessment and Moderation page, you will find details of assessment and moderation criteria for EYFS.



National Updates

Key Documentation for preparing for EY Reforms


Timeline - EYFS Reforms 2020


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