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The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2023 (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

CareTutor has a range of video-based eLearning training courses which follow the framework requirements with regard to staff training for safeguarding and wewelfare-relatedssues.

The latest framework is in effect from 4 September 2023. Inspectors will use this framework as the basis of their inspections. The framework was updated on 12 July 23. The safeguarding and welfare requirements (Section 3) are given legal force by Regulations made under section 39(1)(b) of the Childcare Act 2006 and cover the steps that providers must take to keep children safe and promote their welfare.

The key requirements relating to staff training are listed below.

Section 3 – The safeguarding and welfare requirements

Child protection

3.6. Providers must train all staff to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, and ensure that all staff have up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues. Training made available by the provider must enable staff to identify signs of possible abuse and neglect at the earliest opportunity, and to respond in a timely and appropriate way.

Staff qualifications, training, support and skills

3.20. The daily experience of children in early years settings and the overall quality of provision depends on all practitioners having appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge and a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. Providers must ensure that all staff receive induction training to help them understand their roles and responsibilities. Induction training must include information about emergency evacuation procedures, safeguarding, child protection, and health and safety issues. Providers must support staff to undertake appropriate training and professional development opportunities to ensure they offer quality learning and development experiences for children that continually improves.

3.23. In group settings, the manager must hold at least a full and relevant level 3 qualification and at least half of all other staff must hold at least a full and relevant level 2 qualification.

Development Matters

Development Matters is non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Development Matters offers a top-level view of how children develop and learn for all early years practitioners, including:

  • Childminders
  • Staff in Nurseries
  • Nursery Schools
  • School Nursery and Reception Classes in school 

The guidance can help you to design an effective early years curriculum, building on the strengths and meeting the needs of the children you work with. It guides, but does not replace, professional judgement.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/development-matters–2 to learn more. 

Birth to 5 Matters

Birth to 5 Matters non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It provides comprehensive guidance, drawing on previous guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which has been updated in order to reflect recent research, to meet the needs of practitioners, to respond to current issues in society, to meet the needs of children today and to lay a strong foundation for their futures.

Visit www.birthto5matters.org.uk to learn more. 

Early Years Course Consultant - Sue Asquith

Sue Asquith is an accomplished and award-winning International Early Childhood Consultant, recognised for her exceptional contributions to the field.

Sue’s impressive background includes collaborative work with local authorities and children’s centres, active participation in DfE funded projects, and securing successful bids from local authorities to provide support and training. 

Notably, Sue has been a respected judge for the Nursery World Awards, showcasing her dedication to excellence in early childhood education. 

Sue lent her expert guidance in the creation of all of our Childcare courses, including; Child Development, Safeguarding, and Welfare courses. 

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Our Courses

  • Help staff to understand the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements.
  • Are interactive and animated scenario-based training depicted in Early Years settings.
  • Are more engaging and memorable than text-based courses.
  • Are CPD-accredited.
  • Follow the EYFS Framework statutory requirements for Learning and Development, Safeguarding and Welfare, Development and relate to the non statutory guidance documents Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters documents.
Safeguarding Children in early years settings
40 minutes approximately
This guidance is for anyone who comes into contact with children and families while working, including: social c...
Promoting Health and Hygiene
40 minutes approximately
This course looks at the health and hygiene needs of children and considers the vital part you play to support t...
Online Safety in Early Years Settings
35 minutes approximately
It’s important that early years settings ensure children are learning about the world around them and how to kee...
Moving and Handling in Early Years Settings
40 minutes approximately
Moving and handling is defined as any transporting or supporting of a load – something which you will find yours...
Maintaining the Safety and Security of Children
40 minutes approximately
This course looks at the safety and security needs of children in group care settings. You might be working in a...
Health and Safety in Childcare Settings
40 minutes approximately
Every year Early Years Educators and children become ill or are injured because of unsafe working practices or e...
Food Safety for Early Years
40 minutes approximately
The EYFS framework requires providers to take all necessary steps to keep children safe and well. To do this, yo...
Child Development - Birth to 1
40 minutes approximately
Child development happens rapidly within the first 12 months. This course provides knowledge and awareness aroun...
Childe Development 3 to 4 Course Image
40 minutes approximately
Child development happens rapidly between three to four years. This course provides knowledge and awareness arou...
Child Development 2 to 3 Years Course Image
40 minutes approximately
Child development happens rapidly between two to three years. This course provides knowledge and awareness aroun...
Child Development 1 to 2 Years
40 minutes approximately
Between 12-24 months, significant development will take place in many different areas of their life. This course...
An Introduction to the EYFS Course Image
30 minutes approximately
This course provides an overview to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the mandatory framework for...


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