Where are we now with Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms?
We have all been so busy, as I am sure you have noticed! We are in the middle of Pandemic and may have lost track of where we have got to with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other important curriculum matters. Meanwhile we move towards September 2021 when changes to the curriculum will have to be adopted.
Helen Moylett will help us get up to speed. Helen is an independent early years consultant and has a national reputation as an inspirational conference speaker. Early in her career she worked in schools as a primary, early years and home school liaison teacher, an adviser and then as a senior lecturer in primary and early years at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2000 she became head of an early years centre. As a head teacher she was a Birth to Three Matters trainer and researcher. From 2004-2011 she worked for the National Strategies and was centrally involved in developing the EYFS and led the Every Child a Talker programme. She was an expert adviser to the Tickell EYFS review and co-authored ‘Development Matters. Helen has written and edited several early years books. She tutors at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood in Birmingham and is a Vice President of Early Education. She received a Nursery World Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.