The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Ofsted Report (2019)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

We use the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to ensure we offer children the best possible start in life, and are inspected approximately every four years by Ofsted to ensure we are meeting the standards set by the Department of Education. 

Our latest Ofsted Report (July 2019) is available to read by clicking on the PDF below. Please note, the report below was conducted under our old structure earlier in 2019, so if you do search for the report on the Ofsted website, the status will appear as 'closed'. Woodpeckers Preschool CIO's new Ofsted page can be found at:

4Children have produced a fantastic document called ‘What to expect, when?’. This booklet has been written to help parents/carers find out more about how their child is learning and developing during the first five years of their life in relation to the EYFS. 


The Foundation Years has produced a parent-friendly guide to the EYFS. 


Click here or on the PDF below to view the current framework.

The Children’s and Families Act 2014 requires local authorities to publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, transport, health and social care for children and young people aged 0-25 years in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have EHC plans. 


The purpose of this ‘Local Offer’ is to enable parents, carers, and young people to see more clearly what services are available and how to access them. 


The process extends to early years settings and the information on the document forms our setting's ‘Local Offer’ and shows how we provide for children with SEND.