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EYFS Changes for those who haven't seen or weren't aware

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Msz, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Changes to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    Page Change
    7 Paragraph 1.4, 1st line, the word curriculum has been deleted and replaced with the word practice. This is to clarify that the EYFS is not part of the National Curriculum.
    10 Paragraph 1.16, 2nd bullet, the wording has been amended to clarify that we do not expect all settings to make home visits, although some may wish to do so.
    17 Paragraph 2.24, reference to EYFS scales booklet has been deleted. The Profile will only be available electronically.
    17 Paragraph 2.26, 7th bullet, between completed and the semi colon the word with has been added.
    23 2nd paragraph below bullets, the word Registered has been added at the beginning of the sentence. This requirement applies to registered providers only. There are separate requirements for maintained and independent schools. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    22 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements
    23 A footnote has been added in relation to the 2nd paragraph below bullets: Providers must put in place a written procedure for dealing with concerns and complaints ? to clarify that there is no requirement on childminders to have a written complaints procedure
    23 Specific legal requirements, an additional paragraph has been added before the final paragraph: Independent schools must ensure that the complaints procedure they are required to have in place for the rest of the school also applies to their early years provision. This change eliminates the need for independent schools to have two complaints procedures
    24 Premises and security, specific legal requirements, the 2nd paragraph has been deleted. This requirement is replicated on page 34.
    24 Premises and security, specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence: An early years provider?.has been amended to read: A registered provider ? Ofsted only requires this information in relation to registered providers. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    24 Premises and security, statutory guidance, the wording of the sentence before the bullets has been amended in response to concerns that childminders would be required to keep a record of visitors.
    24 Outings, 2nd specific legal requirement, first line: the word specific has been deleted and replaced with type of and the following sentence has been added at the end of the requirement: The assessment must be reviewed before embarking on each specific outing.
    This change has been made in response to concerns that it would be disproportionate to require providers to carry out a separate risk assessment for each outing. It ensures that burdens on providers are balanced with children?s safety and welfare.
    26 Medicines, 2nd legal requirement, the word prescribed has been deleted from the sentence: Providers must keep written records of all prescribed medicines? Providers may also give non prescribed medicines and should keep a record of all medicines given.
    26 Medicines, statutory guidance the 3rd paragraph has been amended in response to concerns raised by providers. It maintains the flexibility to give non-prescription medication that currently exists in the National Standards for Day Care and Childminding.
    26 Medicines, statutory guidance, the 4th paragraph has been deleted and replaced. Except in the case of controlled drugs (the supply, possession and administration of which are controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) there is no expectation that medicines should be locked away. In the vast majority of cases, any medicines handled by schools and early years settings will not be controlled drugs. Medicines which may be needed quickly in an emergency should not be locked away.
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, the 1st paragraph has been amended. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers.
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, the following has been added at end of 2nd paragraph: First aid training must be approved by the local authority and consistent with guidance set out in the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, final paragraph, 1st line: the word should has been deleted and replaced with must.
    This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    27 Food and drink, legal requirements, final paragraph, the word Registered has been added at the beginning of the sentence. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    27 Food and drink, legal requirements, the final paragraph has been amended to include detail from in The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007.
    27 Food and drink, statutory guidance, the second paragraph has been to moved to page 26. This was a typesetting error.
    27 Food and drink, statutory guidance, penultimate paragraph the following wording has been added to the end of this sentence:
    ?involved in the preparation and handling of food
    29 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements. Additional guidance is provided on pages 15 and 16 of the Practice Guidance.
    30 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements and accurately reflect the legal requirements in The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007.
    31 Specific legal requirements, the wording at the beginning of the second paragraph has been amended.
    31 Specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, first line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 3
    31 Specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, final line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 2
    31 Statutory guidance, 4th paragraph, final line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 2
    32 Specific legal requirements, the 2nd paragraph has been deleted. This is clarification. Maintained schools are not required to change their ratios when the teacher is not present.
    32 Statutory guidance, 2nd paragraph, the 1st sentence has been amended for clarification. The ratio requirements apply at all times ? the required number of staff must be on the premises at all times. However, it may not always be necessary for all the staff to be working directly with the children.
    32 Statutory guidance, the 4th paragraph has been amended to include reference to the school holidays. This change has been made in response to requests for clarification of the staffing requirements for maintained schools during the school holidays.
    32 Statutory guidance, an incorrect use of tense has been amended in the 6th paragraph.
    34 Legal requirements, the 1st paragraph has been amended to reflect more closely the wording of The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers.
    34 The second sentence and subsequent bullets have been moved from the legal requirements section to be the statutory guidance section.
    35 Specific legal requirements, final sentence, the words and display have been deleted. It is sufficient for providers to have public liability insurance. They may choose to display it if they wish.
    35 Statutory guidance, 5th paragraph 5, 1st line, the word must has been deleted and replaced with should.
    50 The 2nd heading on the page has been amended in response to requests for clarification to read: Children aged three and over in independent schools (including reception classes)
    50-51 The wording of the ratio requirements for maintained schools has been revised in response to requests for clarification of when the teacher is required to be present and what the arrangements should be when the teacher is not. Additional guidance is provided on page 17 of the Practice Guidance Document.
    51 The explanatory paragraph about requirements for reception classes in maintained schools has been revised to clarify the application of infant class size legislation. Additional guidance is provided on pages 17 and of the Practice Guidance Document.
    52-54 Definitions of the following terms have been moved from the glossary to the Practice Guidance booklet to the glossary to the Statutory Framework booklet: Early Years Action; Early Years Action Plus; School Action; School Action Plus.
    53 The definition of manager has been clarified. The role of a supervisor may be different from the role of the manager.
    53 The definition of nominated individual has been included. This is a new term used on page 30.
    54 The definition of registered provider has been included.
    Changes to the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    Page Change
    7 Two new paragraphs (1.19-120) have been inserted below paragraph 1.18 to explain the terms child-initiated and adult-led.
    8-10 The Quality Improvement section has been updated in line with Department?s developing agenda on quality improvement.
    10 Paragraph 1.33, the word curriculum has been deleted from the 1st line and the term whole-curriculum has been deleted from the 2nd line. This is to clarify that the EYFS is not part of the National Curriculum.
    15-16 The Suitable People section has been revised to clarify responsibility for checking the suitability of those of who will be working with children or having regular contact with them.
    16-19 The guidance on staffing arrangements has been revised, in particular to provide guidance on what should happen in maintained schools when the teacher is not present with the children and to provide further guidance on the staffing of large groups and mixed age groups.
    21 A new paragraph (3.19) has been added to signpost practitioners to Department of Health guidance on reducing the risk of cot death.
    23 A new criteria (7) has been added. Also, the words babies and children have been deleted throughout this page. These changes reflect the fact that not all settings will care for children across the whole of the age range covered by the EYFS. Practitioners in settings which do not care for babies need not have training in first aid for babies.
    29 Effective Practice column, the final bullet has been amended to avoid use of the word curriculum.
    40 Learning and Development, new text has been added at the end of the 4th bullet to signpost practitioners to Letter and Sounds and the criteria for high quality phonics work.
    55 30-50 months, the bullet in the Planning and Resourcing column has been moved to the 40-60+months row. This was a typesetting error.
    66 Effective practice column, the 2nd bullet has been amended to avoid use of the word curriculum.
    97 Birth-11 months, the 1st bullet in the Effective Practice column has been moved to be the final bullet in the Effective Practice column on the previous page. This was a typesetting error.
     
  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Changes to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    Page Change
    7 Paragraph 1.4, 1st line, the word curriculum has been deleted and replaced with the word practice. This is to clarify that the EYFS is not part of the National Curriculum.
    10 Paragraph 1.16, 2nd bullet, the wording has been amended to clarify that we do not expect all settings to make home visits, although some may wish to do so.
    17 Paragraph 2.24, reference to EYFS scales booklet has been deleted. The Profile will only be available electronically.
    17 Paragraph 2.26, 7th bullet, between completed and the semi colon the word with has been added.
    23 2nd paragraph below bullets, the word Registered has been added at the beginning of the sentence. This requirement applies to registered providers only. There are separate requirements for maintained and independent schools. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    22 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements
    23 A footnote has been added in relation to the 2nd paragraph below bullets: Providers must put in place a written procedure for dealing with concerns and complaints ? to clarify that there is no requirement on childminders to have a written complaints procedure
    23 Specific legal requirements, an additional paragraph has been added before the final paragraph: Independent schools must ensure that the complaints procedure they are required to have in place for the rest of the school also applies to their early years provision. This change eliminates the need for independent schools to have two complaints procedures
    24 Premises and security, specific legal requirements, the 2nd paragraph has been deleted. This requirement is replicated on page 34.
    24 Premises and security, specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence: An early years provider?.has been amended to read: A registered provider ? Ofsted only requires this information in relation to registered providers. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    24 Premises and security, statutory guidance, the wording of the sentence before the bullets has been amended in response to concerns that childminders would be required to keep a record of visitors.
    24 Outings, 2nd specific legal requirement, first line: the word specific has been deleted and replaced with type of and the following sentence has been added at the end of the requirement: The assessment must be reviewed before embarking on each specific outing.
    This change has been made in response to concerns that it would be disproportionate to require providers to carry out a separate risk assessment for each outing. It ensures that burdens on providers are balanced with children?s safety and welfare.
    26 Medicines, 2nd legal requirement, the word prescribed has been deleted from the sentence: Providers must keep written records of all prescribed medicines? Providers may also give non prescribed medicines and should keep a record of all medicines given.
    26 Medicines, statutory guidance the 3rd paragraph has been amended in response to concerns raised by providers. It maintains the flexibility to give non-prescription medication that currently exists in the National Standards for Day Care and Childminding.
    26 Medicines, statutory guidance, the 4th paragraph has been deleted and replaced. Except in the case of controlled drugs (the supply, possession and administration of which are controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) there is no expectation that medicines should be locked away. In the vast majority of cases, any medicines handled by schools and early years settings will not be controlled drugs. Medicines which may be needed quickly in an emergency should not be locked away.
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, the 1st paragraph has been amended. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers.
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, the following has been added at end of 2nd paragraph: First aid training must be approved by the local authority and consistent with guidance set out in the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    26 Illnesses and injuries, specific legal requirements, final paragraph, 1st line: the word should has been deleted and replaced with must.
    This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    27 Food and drink, legal requirements, final paragraph, the word Registered has been added at the beginning of the sentence. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers. This change has already been made by way of the errata slip issued with the original version of the EYFS.
    27 Food and drink, legal requirements, the final paragraph has been amended to include detail from in The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007.
    27 Food and drink, statutory guidance, the second paragraph has been to moved to page 26. This was a typesetting error.
    27 Food and drink, statutory guidance, penultimate paragraph the following wording has been added to the end of this sentence:
    ?involved in the preparation and handling of food
    29 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements. Additional guidance is provided on pages 15 and 16 of the Practice Guidance.
    30 The text throughout this page has been revised to clarify the legal requirements and accurately reflect the legal requirements in The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007.
    31 Specific legal requirements, the wording at the beginning of the second paragraph has been amended.
    31 Specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, first line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 3
    31 Specific legal requirements, 2nd paragraph, final line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 2
    31 Statutory guidance, 4th paragraph, final line, the word qualification has been added after relevant level 2
    32 Specific legal requirements, the 2nd paragraph has been deleted. This is clarification. Maintained schools are not required to change their ratios when the teacher is not present.
    32 Statutory guidance, 2nd paragraph, the 1st sentence has been amended for clarification. The ratio requirements apply at all times ? the required number of staff must be on the premises at all times. However, it may not always be necessary for all the staff to be working directly with the children.
    32 Statutory guidance, the 4th paragraph has been amended to include reference to the school holidays. This change has been made in response to requests for clarification of the staffing requirements for maintained schools during the school holidays.
    32 Statutory guidance, an incorrect use of tense has been amended in the 6th paragraph.
    34 Legal requirements, the 1st paragraph has been amended to reflect more closely the wording of The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007. Ofsted only requires this information from registered providers.
    34 The second sentence and subsequent bullets have been moved from the legal requirements section to be the statutory guidance section.
    35 Specific legal requirements, final sentence, the words and display have been deleted. It is sufficient for providers to have public liability insurance. They may choose to display it if they wish.
    35 Statutory guidance, 5th paragraph 5, 1st line, the word must has been deleted and replaced with should.
    50 The 2nd heading on the page has been amended in response to requests for clarification to read: Children aged three and over in independent schools (including reception classes)
    50-51 The wording of the ratio requirements for maintained schools has been revised in response to requests for clarification of when the teacher is required to be present and what the arrangements should be when the teacher is not. Additional guidance is provided on page 17 of the Practice Guidance Document.
    51 The explanatory paragraph about requirements for reception classes in maintained schools has been revised to clarify the application of infant class size legislation. Additional guidance is provided on pages 17 and of the Practice Guidance Document.
    52-54 Definitions of the following terms have been moved from the glossary to the Practice Guidance booklet to the glossary to the Statutory Framework booklet: Early Years Action; Early Years Action Plus; School Action; School Action Plus.
    53 The definition of manager has been clarified. The role of a supervisor may be different from the role of the manager.
    53 The definition of nominated individual has been included. This is a new term used on page 30.
    54 The definition of registered provider has been included.
    Changes to the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage
    Page Change
    7 Two new paragraphs (1.19-120) have been inserted below paragraph 1.18 to explain the terms child-initiated and adult-led.
    8-10 The Quality Improvement section has been updated in line with Department?s developing agenda on quality improvement.
    10 Paragraph 1.33, the word curriculum has been deleted from the 1st line and the term whole-curriculum has been deleted from the 2nd line. This is to clarify that the EYFS is not part of the National Curriculum.
    15-16 The Suitable People section has been revised to clarify responsibility for checking the suitability of those of who will be working with children or having regular contact with them.
    16-19 The guidance on staffing arrangements has been revised, in particular to provide guidance on what should happen in maintained schools when the teacher is not present with the children and to provide further guidance on the staffing of large groups and mixed age groups.
    21 A new paragraph (3.19) has been added to signpost practitioners to Department of Health guidance on reducing the risk of cot death.
    23 A new criteria (7) has been added. Also, the words babies and children have been deleted throughout this page. These changes reflect the fact that not all settings will care for children across the whole of the age range covered by the EYFS. Practitioners in settings which do not care for babies need not have training in first aid for babies.
    29 Effective Practice column, the final bullet has been amended to avoid use of the word curriculum.
    40 Learning and Development, new text has been added at the end of the 4th bullet to signpost practitioners to Letter and Sounds and the criteria for high quality phonics work.
    55 30-50 months, the bullet in the Planning and Resourcing column has been moved to the 40-60+months row. This was a typesetting error.
    66 Effective practice column, the 2nd bullet has been amended to avoid use of the word curriculum.
    97 Birth-11 months, the 1st bullet in the Effective Practice column has been moved to be the final bullet in the Effective Practice column on the previous page. This was a typesetting error.
     
  3. liz1

    liz1 New commenter

    Dear Msz
    This makes very interesting reading, have printed it and clipped in into my statutory book for a rainy day...which will probably be later! Thanks for the update!
     
  4. Thanks Msz, you are a truly remarkable mine of information, how do you do it?
     
  5. I know new EYFS were being printed. Does anyone know how to get hold of a hard copy as we will need an extra one?
     
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Thanks but it is part of my job in my school to keep the head informed about anything new...

    The DSCF has also cleared up a lot of uncertainty about EYFS


    The EYFS require there to be a teacher present in nursery classes in maintained schools and one member of staff must hold a level 3 qualification.

    The EYFS requires that the teacher must be present at all times except during non-contact time, breaks and short term absence.

    Examples of teachers' non-contact time include planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time or because he or she is a Newly Qualified Teacher on a reduced timetable. For the purposes of the EYFS, examples of short-term absence include times when the teacher must leave the children briefly e.g. to take an urgent telephone call or to speak to a parent, or special occasions such as the children's Christmas party when the teacher's particular skills and expertise are not necessarily required. Headteachers should exercise their professional judgement in determining where cover from another teacher is required.

    During teachers' non-contact time and wherever possible during short-term teacher absence, one of the remaining members of staff should meet the following conditions:

    *
    they must be assisting or supporting the work of a teacher
    *
    they must be subject to the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher in accordance with arrangements made by the headteacher
    *
    the headteacher must be satisfied that they have the skills, expertise and experience necessary.

    The EYFS does not require schools to change the way in which they currently manage PPA time.

    Maintained schools aren't required to adjust their adult: child ratios at times when the teacher is not present with the children. The requirement that there must be at least one member of staff for every thirteen children remains the same at all times during the school day regardless of whether the teacher is present.

    The EYFS does not include ratio and qualification requirements for maintained schools during lunchtimes. However, under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the statutory responsibility for the health and safety of pupils within a school rests with the employer of staff at the school. As part of this duty, a risk assessment should be undertaken for all activities, including lunchtimes, to assess the level of supervision that is required. This risk assessment should take into account the particular needs and vulnerabilities of children in the EYFS. So dinner ladies can supervise over lunch breaks.

    The EYFS recommends that, where the size of a group or class exceeds 26 nursery children, it would be good practice to assign an additional teacher to it and that an additional teacher should always be assigned when the size of a reception class exceeds 30.


    First-aid training should be appropriate to the age of the children being cared for.

    The statutory guidance in the EYFS has been amended to reflect that providers may give children non-prescription medication when they have prior written consent from the parent and when there is a health need to do so. However, children should never be given medicine containing aspirin unless it has been prescribed by a doctor.

     
  7. Another question abotu ratios: If a reception class is due to have 36/37 in September and there is 1 FT teacher, 1FT NN 1 FT TA and another teacher who may float in and out for 2-4 sessions a week, is that appropriate coverage? Or is it defintie that it should be 2 FTE teachers?
     
  8. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    According to EYFS and the Infant Class size legislation a second teacher should always be assigned. (but we all know heads/schools will try to get away with using support staff)
     
  9. Msz,

    Sorry you probably covered it, but was that just for nurseries? What about PPA cover for teachers. At present ours is covered by TAs. 3 TAs for 41 children.
     
  10. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Reception PPA can still be covered by TAs
     
  11. Post 3,

    Msz emails Parson... he supplies advice and info... Msz then posts! I've sussed it!
     
  12. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    owenowen I actually keep him in a cupboard under the stairs and shout the questions to him...
     
  13. Msz Thanks for all this info I have a query re below

    "The EYFS requires that the teacher must be present at all times except during non-contact time, breaks and short term absence."

    "During teachers' non-contact time and wherever possible during short-term teacher absence, one of the remaining members of staff should meet the following conditions:

    *
    they must be assisting or supporting the work of a teacher
    *
    they must be subject to the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher in accordance with arrangements made by the headteacher
    *
    the headteacher must be satisfied that they have the skills, expertise and experience necessary.

    The EYFS does not require schools to change the way in which they currently manage PPA time.

    Maintained schools aren't required to adjust their adult: child ratios at times when the teacher is not present with the children. The requirement that there must be at least one member of staff for every thirteen children remains the same at all times during the school day regardless of whether the teacher is present.



    Msz is this the same for 3-5 year olds in independent schools, because the rules were slightly different initially.
     
  14. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The way I read it in PVI settings the 1-13 ratio only applies if the teacher is actually there so ratios would alter during non contact time.

    "In provision for children aged three and over in registered settings and independent schools,
    the 1:13 ratio requirement only applies while the appropriately qualified practitioner (that is, the
    teacher, Early Years Professional or person holding a relevant level 6 qualification) is present and
    engaged with the children.

    Providers should put in place contingency arrangements for staff absences and emergencies.
    When there is staff absence or an emergency occurs suitable arrangements might include drawing on a pool of suitable staff, re-grouping of children, re-organising rooms and activities and re-deploying other suitable staff. When such disruptions occur there should continue to be a consistent experience for the child. Additional staff and management resources may also be required for undertaking management tasks, preparing meals, domestic tasks, and maintaining premises and equipment."
     
  15. Thanks for that Msz. Not what I wanted to hear- but at least I know.
     
  16. Msz - does it depend on the number of Reception children? Ie in a small school could TA's (Level 1)cover the class (under 12) for long periods every day?
     
  17. Not for long periods every day
     
  18. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Under the infant class size legislation TAs can't cover any class regardless of size for long periods of time. PPA is allowed and so is illness but only for a short time until a qualified teacher is found.
     
  19. Wow! Quick replies!!
    That makes interesting reading.....Don't want to say too much as to give away location, periods are basically every afternoon. Teacher will be teaching another class.
     
  20. Msz thanks for sharing. Like star-9 I don't want to reveal any sensitive details but we have some staff teaching one aspect of the curriculum who do not hold formal tecahing or EYs qualifications. We have always worked this way and are an indie school. We are trying to work out a routine for next year as we are a teacher down for this aspect and due to the EYFS we are finding it hard to find someone suitable in all ways. Does that mean that I will have to stay in the room all the time or my colleague (Level 3)? It was the only suggestion I could offer at work as I can't see a way round it.
     

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