Early years’ provision is going through dramatic review and change, simplification and reform in the EYFS. Change in inspection and regulation is being designed to help drive the new focus on being ready for school. The government consultation following their response to the Tickell Review promises results in the autumn and implementation from September 2012.
Changes in the focus of learning and development are matched by changes in assessment whilst maintaining safeguarding and promoting welfare. Payments by results, greater parental involvement, different use of flexible hours all bring organisation change to early years providers. All this, combined with new health visitor and public health changes, mark a major period of reform.
This conference recording is for providers, local government, and educationalists who have to lead and implement these changes.