Last reviewed on 20 September 2021
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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Understand everything you need to know about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and profile so you’re clued-up and ready to hold your school leaders to account.

Is this article for me?

All governors have responsibility for monitoring the various aspects covered under the EYFS framework, but this article is most useful to governors with specific oversight responsibilities, such as link governors for EYFS.

If you're a governor with oversight responsibility for the EYFS, nothing here will change how you monitor your school. You're not expected to know the framework set out here in detail – just be generally aware of what it is and use the drop-downs if you need more details.

Also, take note of the changes regarding moderations and oral health (at the end of this article).

What's the EYFS framework and profile?

The ‘EYFS profile’ summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS, so