Effective practice in EYFS

Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years. These are:
• Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient,
capable, confident, and self-assured.
• Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
• Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and
support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and
help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong
partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
• Importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at
different rates (the characteristics of effective teaching and learning). The framework covers the education and care of all children, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage for childminders (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage for group and school providers (publishing.service.gov.uk)



The Unique Child

Information to support under 3's, behaviour and self regulation and disadvantaged children.

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Positive Relationships

Information supporting effective transitions, the key person approach and partnership working.

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Enabling Environments

Information to support cultural diversity and the learning environments.

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Learning and Development

Information to support curriculum planning and speech and language in the early years.

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Healthier Weight Strategy 2024-2028

Information and resources to support Shropshire's Healthier Weight Strategy.

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Information and resources to support the inspection process.

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