This page will contain links to the documentation which is used in the current (2012 - 2013) EYFS.
Obviously this page will be updated if the documentation is updated yet again!
- Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage
This document is the main document from which you will take targets to put in your planning. While you must also ensure children have a well rounded education, these are the targets through which you will start lesson plans.
Remember you don't need to stick to the 40 - 60 months targets if you are in Reception. Some Reception children may not yet be working at a 40 - 60 months level so you will need to have links to lower targets. If you are very lucky, you may have some children working on the year one 'I Can' statements so don't feel constrained to these targets.
- Assessment and Reporting Results
This documentation will inform your foundation stage setting about assessment and reporting these assessment results to parents.
- Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
An excellent document for those who haven't worked in the Early Years before. It's not too long and highlights the purpose of the Early Years. In the previous document they did detail how much child-initiated time there should be in your day, but this updated version seems to have missed that bit out.
- EYFS Progress Check at 2 Years
If you have some SEN children in your setting, this document is good for identifying their individual needs. It can also be adapted for older children.
It is also useful for parents of younger children how want to check their child is on track.