Early childhood education can improve children’s life chances, with high quality education having the most impact.
We act to raise the quality of early childhood education directly by supporting the professional learning of early years practitioners, teachers and leaders.
We also campaign for policy and regulatory frameworks which support and reflect high quality early years pedagogy. We scrutinise the frameworks set by government and regulators (eg Ofsted). We work to ensure that these reflect principled and well-evidenced approaches to early childhood education and that they are co-produced with the sector where possible.
Birth to 5 Matters and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework
We led the Early Years Coalition of sector organisations which lobbied government over the 2021 updates to the EYFS Statutory Framework and produced the Birth to 5 Matters guidance.
The open letter below was sent to Ofsted in November 2023. Download Ofsted’s response We the undersigned are writing to you about the recently published
We urge members to respond to the two DfE consultations on funding and ratios which close on 16 September. For information, you can view the