A Guide for Parents
Helpful tips and strategies to support young children's learning in the prime areas
Birth to 5 Matters
Non – statutory guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Development Matters (PDF)
Non - statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
EYFS 2021 (PDF)
Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Race Equality Audit (DOC)
Our children and families should be able to access safe and supportive settings free from racial discrimination.
Islington Early Years and Childcare Service supports the core humanitarian principles of the Black Lives Matter movement: equality, justice and a safe, fair world for all to thrive in.
Our race equality audit provides a tool for childminders to reflect and act on practice and provision through an anti-racist lens to combat racism and inequality. When considering curricular content, childminders are encouraged to seek ways to develop children’s understanding of diversity, race and culture throughout the year i.e. going ‘beyond Black history month’.
The audit can be approached in several ways and is intended to be viewed as a ‘living document’ for regular reflection and review throughout the year.
The indicators in the audit refer to broad statements that uphold diverse and inclusive practice. We ask however, that childminders pay particular attention to the Black perspective and ask themselves, “How well does my setting reflect the lives and achievements of Black communities in our society?”
Guidance to support parents and carers to get their little ones moving
A new set of leaflets have been created to provide guidance to parents and carers to support their children’s physical development, from birth through to starting school.
Ofsted inspection Framework
Wendy is an Ofsted inspector, and has played a key role in developing the new early years framework alongside Gill Jones and her team. At the Nursery World Show in London, Matt got the opportunity to talk with her about what’s changed on the day, how to remove the myths from the inspection process, and the problem of behaviour in inspections.
Best Practice Tips for settling babies and children into a Childminder setting (PDF)
Information and tips from Bristol Early Years.
Parents - Ages and stages
guide to the typical stages of speech and language development in babies, children and young people.
A Bright Start
Childminder Elisha Rawle on creating a ‘home from home’ for children and the benefits of early learning.