In this section you will find information about Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile assessment and its administration.
All Early Years providers must complete an EYFS profile for each child in the final term of the year which the child reaches the age of five. For most children this is the Reception Year in primary school.
A revised EYFS profile came into effect in September 2012. The primary purpose of the EYFS profile is to provide a reliable, valid and accurate assessment of individual children at the end of the EYFS. The profile describes each child’s attainment against the 17 early learning goals together with a short narrative about their learning characteristics.
This statutory guidance covers assessment and reporting requirements for the early years foundation stage (EYFS). It includes guidance on completing the EYFS profile, moderating the profile and reporting and using results.
Statutory guidance 15 November 2013
Information about the 2014 Early years foundation stage handbook guidance document.
General article 03 October 2013
An overview of the EYFS Profile exemplification materials.
Multi-page article 03 October 2013
Information about Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and access to online guidance, information and resources for practitioners.
General article 26 April 2013
Resources to support local authority assessment coordinators moderate the EYFS profile.
General article 04 May 2012