Update on Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

Early Years
Information: early years foundation stage profile

In 2021, the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile will not be mandatory but we will require providers to use their best endeavours to complete it and provide the information to year 1 teachers and parents, if this is possible. This will be a judgement for schools and practitioners, depending on their individual circumstances.
We recognise that the EYFS profile is a valued and crucial tool, which supports children’s development and their transition from reception into year 1. However, we understand the additional pressures that teachers are facing during this challenging time.
Schools that complete the EYFS profile in the summer term will not be subject to statutory external moderation. There will be no requirement to submit data to the local authority or to confirm whether you have completed it to the Department for Education.
This change applies to schools that are early adopters of the EYFS reforms, as well as schools that are following the current statutory framework.
For further enquiries about EYFS, you can contact the Department for Education on 0370 000 2288 or at www.gov.uk/contact-dfe