2 Nov, 2017

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results 2017

Yet again the scores for moving and handling – health and self-care, the two components of the PD domain – are ludicrously high: over 90% of children gained an ‘expected’ level.

How can this possibly be a true reflection of the current state of young children’s physical development, health and wellbeing?

Has anyone actually reviewed the latest statistics for obesity – or oral health? We cannot continue with this annual back-patting exercise that only serves to support a criminal level of complacency.

We must act now – to ensure that the proposed amendments to the ELG’s for PD actually support children’s health – instead of simply providing useless data that extends the status quo.’

View the ECU Bulletin 2 November 2017