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National Archived Material

A new UK Government took office on 11 May 2010. As a result the content on this page may not reflect current Government policy however a lot of resources are deemed to still be useful. Click on the link below for archived EYFS resources.

EYFS National Strategies

Learning, playing and interacting is used by many practitioners today as a guidance of the best approaches to play and learning for young children and clarifies the role of adults who support and enhance young children’s learning. As well as demonstrating how pedagogy, provision and assessment are interwoven, it aims to help practitioners understand how evidence about children’s attainment can be drawn from a wide range of contexts including child-initiated and adult-led activities, particularly clarifying how this supports completion of the EYFSP in reception.

Learning, playing and interacting (pdf 1mb)

Use the inclusion resources from National Strategies. From special educational needs to ethnicity, attendance and attainment, use the case studies, publications, materials and frameworks in this section to put inclusion at the heart of your planning and provision to produce a personalised, effective and appropriate experience for all children. Browse the sections below or use the Quick search.

Inclusion National Strategies


Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning resources to help primary schools develop children's social, emotional and behavioural skills, targeted at schools who have identified the social and emotional aspects of learning as a key focus. 

Topics include assemblies and follow-up ideas for work in class. The publications are presented in a wide range of languages.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL): Improving behaviour, improving learning

An Early Years Framework useful guidance for parents

Early Years Framework Parents Guide 2012 (pdf 352kb)

The principles into practice cards express important principles underpinning effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children. Each Principle is supported by four Commitments which describe how the Principle can be put into practice.

Principles into practice cards 2007 (pdf 2.0mb)

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