Here you will find other avenues of support and information to help you make good and informed educational choices for you and your family.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage covers the period in a child’s life from birth to 5, where children are learning through play and setting their foundations for future outcomes. All early years settings have to, by law, follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework in order to fully support children’s learning and developmental needs.
The full document can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf
The Foundation Years website is a great site for learning about the Early Years Foundation Stage and this document will help you to understand how the EYFS works for your child.
The booklet: What to expect, when? provides guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/03/4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_WEB.pdf
The Family Information Service (FIS)
The FIS offer free impartial information and advice for families with children aged 0-19 and the professionals who work with them. Issues they cover include childcare, finances, parenting and education. Here is their website: http://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/home.page
Gloucestershire County Council
Their website gives loads of information about the funded free early learning and education for 2, 3 and 4 years olds; including the Achieving 2 Year Old funding and the 30 hours entitlement, as well as much much more.
The Government website has a whole section on childcare and parenting so it’s worth having a look at.
Don’t forget us as a source of support! If your child attends a PATA member setting you are welcome to use all of our resources and support for free. So if you need advice or just a point in the right direction – contact us!