Andrea Dearden, c/o Palmerston School, Minehead Road, Liverpool. L17 6AU.

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South Liverpool Schools Together

Early Years

This area includes up to date Early Years information, documents/guidance and useful resources for network schools.


March/April 2017  - updates 

Early Years Inspection Handbook (updated 3rd April 2017) -

Early Years Inspection update (March 2017) -

Early Years Inspections: Myths (3rd April 2017)

September 2014 - Updates

The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook 2014

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework - September 2014 (replaces the EYFS Framework 2012)




Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA) for Early Years - September 2014 are available at the links below:-


Introduction to Assessement & Reporting Arrangements for Early Years (5th September 2014)


The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (5th September 2014)


Moderating the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (5th September 2014)


Reporting and Using Results (5th September 2014)


0-25 SEND Code of Practice - Early Years Guidelines (September 2014)




April 2014 Updates

 - EY Inspection Handbook updated April 2014    


Guidance on Assessment Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage - available on EDNET (Letter and guidance - February 2014)

Highlights include:-


DFE has recently:-

Issued the EYFS outcomes guidance document, which will lead to minor revisions of the EYFSP handbook

It is reviewing the EYFS Statutory Framework


OFSTED have issued new guidance on:-


Judging children's attainment in EYFS

Judging children's progress in EYFS

Using EYFSP outcomes to measure progress to KS1   


Latest Documents include:-

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - March 2012

EYFSP Handbook 2014

Assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA)

P Scale guidance booklet

EYFS Outcomes DFE September 2013

OFSTED Subsidiary guidance September 2013


Subsidiary Guidance for Children's Centres:-

This should be used in conjunction with The Children’s centre inspection handbook and The framework for children’s centre inspection.   Please see the link below for the document which has been updated in April 2014:-