2 Apr, 2014

Department of Education | Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage

Published March 2014 Effective Septemer 2014 

About this statutory framework: This framework is mandatory for all early years providers (from 1 September 2014)1: maintained schools; non-maintained schools; independent schools; all providers on the Early Years Register; and all providers registered with an early years childminder agency. Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

What legislation does this framework refer to?

  • The learning and development requirements are given legal force by an Order3 made under section 39(1)(a) of the Childcare Act 2006.
  • The safeguarding and welfare requirements are given legal force by Regulations4 made under section 39(1)(b) of the Childcare Act 2006. Download Report