Childcare: Play and Foundation Stage

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Introduction to the
Early Years Foundation
Stage (EYFS)
For Out of School Services
in Ealing
5.
EYFS
Implementation
Checklist

2.
Welfare (Legal)
Requirements
Checklist
1.
Introduction
to the EYFS

4.
Inclusive
Practice &
the EYFS
3.
Guide to
Learning
areas

7.
Out of School
Team
Contacts
6.
Resource
Index &
Links

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
For Out of School Services

1a. Purpose of This Document
The purpose of this document is to provide Out of School Providers in Ealing, with the necessary information and guidance to plan and prepare for the changes to the framework of services for younger children and for the new Ofsted registration and inspection structures, which are to begin from September 2008.

Introduction
Since 2001, Ofsted has inspected childcare against the National Standards for under 8s day care and childminding.
That is about to be replaced by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) From September 2008, the registration of childcare for children under the age of eight will change. Childcare will no longer be registered under the Children Act 1989. Instead it will be registered under the Childcare Act 2006 (Sections 49 and 50). The changes separate the regulation of under and over fives to reflect the different needs of school aged and pre-school children.This single framework will set the standards for care, learning and development for children from birth to 31 August following their fifth birthday (the ‘EYFS age group’). Providers for this age group will be registered and inspected slightly differently from those who care only for older children.

The Childcare Act 2006
The Childcare Act 2006 introduces a new framework for children “The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)” and two new registers:
• The Early Years Register (EYR)
• The Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR) which will be in two parts: o Compulsory (Providers of Childcare for Children 5-7years)
o Voluntary (Providers of childcare to children aged eight and over, and care for children of any age that is activity based (e.g. Sports club) or provided in the child’s own home)

The Early Years Foundation Stage for Out of School Provision

Section 1: Page 2 of 22

1b. Contents
Section 1.

Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

1a.

Purpose of this document and Introduction to EYFS

1b.

Contents

1c.

Overview of Current Legislation, Registration and Early Years Foundation Stage Requirements

1d.

The new registration arrangements and requirements from September 2008

1e.

Early Years Foundation Stage Requirements

1f.

Learning & Development Activity areas and exercise

1g.

Early Years Foundation Stage and Playwork practice

Section 2.

The EYFS General Welfare Requirements: Self- Evaluation

2a.

Introduction to the five areas of the Welfare requirements

2b.

Links to current National Standards for Out of School Care

2c.

Self-Evaluation and Action Planning

Section 3.

Guidance to the Learning and Development Areas for Children Aged 4+

Section 4.

Inclusive Practice and the EYFS

4a.

Introduction to the five areas of the Welfare requirements

4b.

Self-Evaluation and Action Planning against the ‘All of Us’ Checklist

Section 5.

EYFS Implementation Checklist

Section 6.

Resource Index

Section 7.

Out of School Team Contacts

The Early Years Foundation Stage for Out of School Provision

Section 1: Page 3 of 22

1c. Overview of Current Legislation, Registration and Early Years Foundation Stage Requirements
Children Act 2004
Every Child Matters 5 outcomes
• Being Healthy
• Staying Safe
• Enjoying and Achieving
• Making a Positive Contribution
• Achieving Economic Wellbeing.

Childcare Act 2006
From September 2008
3 types of Ofsted
Registration

Aged 0-5+

Ofsted Childcare
Register
(OCR)

Ofsted Childcare
Register
(OCR)

Compulsory

Voluntary

Aged 6-7

Early...
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