Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted

This page provides links to guidance for childminders on Department for Education standards and Ofsted inspection related information.

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2014 - Department for Education guidance on the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children under 5 years.

Ofsted related documents

Useful information

  • Accidents and incidents - Ofsted requirements

    Reporting an accident or incident to Ofsted EYFS welfare requirements – safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare EYFS states: the provider must take necessary steps to promote the welfare of children.  Within this welfare requirement it states: Providers must notify Ofsted and Local Children’s Protection Agencies…

  • Supporting children's learning and development

    This page has been produced to support you in developing your learning environment. It offers suggestions for a wide variety of ‘types of play’ and includes ideas of resources you may think of providing. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) says: 'It is important that all…

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