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RIGHT from the start early years good practice films: assessment

New from Ofsted:

‘RIGHT from the start’ is a suite of six films showing examples of good practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).


Statutory Framework, for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Example of how to write a SEF

Document showing, how settings can be evaluative when writing their SEF, rather than merely describing what they do and listing the resources they have in place.

Early Childhood Development Post 2015

Informative and thought provoking blog post by Dr Eunice Lumsden, School of  Education, University of Northampton:




The Twoness of Twos – Action Research from LEYF


London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) releases ‘The Twoness of Twos’ – a Report on the Leadership for Two Year Olds:



The Work of Family Information Services in England 2013/14

New research published today shows a growing number of local authorities across England are failing in their legal duties to families to provide outreach and childcare brokerage services.


Sound Foundations – Report

This report from Oxford University looks at what current research tell us about the quality of early childhood education and care for children under three, and provides recommendations for policy and practice.

Childcare and early years survey of parents 2012-2013

Department for Education, annual childcare and early years survey for parents.