EYFS reforms ‘risk tick-box assessment approach’

In its response to the government’s EYFS consultation, which has now closed, the Early Years Alliance has voiced serious concerns that plans would see the existing early learning goals become a “series of bullet point statements”. This would risk “moving children’s learning and development, and the early years practice that supports it, from an art to a science”, the Early Years Alliance said. Proposed reforms also risk a lack of focus on under-fives, and lacks support for children learning English as a foreign language and children with additional needs or disabilities. Read more.

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