Birth to 5 Matters is guidance produced by the sector, for the sector, to support the introduction of the revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage in England in 2021.
It is non-statutory guidance which practitioners may use to support their implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets out the legal requirements for delivering education for children from birth to 5 in England.
Building on previous non-statutory guidance for the EYFS, it has been updated to reflect the research evidence and meet the needs of practitioners today. It outlines the foundations of good practice and offers information and guidance for practitioners to consider how the Principles of the EYFS can be brought to life in their setting. New sections on play, characteristics of effective learning, and self-regulation are designed to help practitioners to reflect on and develop their own pedagogy.
The Birth to 5 Matters website includes a free downloadable PDF version of the guidance, a web-based version of the content and lots of additional resources.