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Understanding the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage


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What is the Understanding the Early Years Foundation Stage online short course?

Early Years childcare settings have a mandatory set of standards to follow, which are officially documented in the 2008 EYFS guidelines. These guidelines were revised and re-released in 2012, with a further update in 2014. This short course is ideal for new or existing Childcare Practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge of the original guidelines and become well-versed in all the revisions. This course will help you deliver best practice in a rewarding career working with children under the age of five.

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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • CACHE Endorsed
Understanding the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage
£75 ex. VAT

This short course is ideal for Childcare Practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge of the original EYFS guidelines and get up to date with all the revisions.

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Is the Understanding the Revised EYFS online short course right for me?

There are a variety of roles available as children take their first steps on their school journey, in early years education, private childcare settings and nurseries. As the EYFS framework is essential knowledge, this short course could refresh or update what you already know, or help you secure a position if you have an interest in becoming a Childcare Practitioner for young children.

How will the Revised EYFS online short course help my career?

This short course will help you gain knowledge of the official EYFS guidelines that you can apply in a position in childminding, a nursery setting, or foundation stage schooling. Whether you are new to the early years profession or want to update your knowledge, take that first step with us today!

Why study the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage online short course with e-Careers?

  • Enhance your CV with up to date knowledge to help you find roles in EYFS settings.
  • Increase your confidence in your current EYFS position, with an awareness of the latest revisions.
  • Customer support available to assist you in using the courseware.
  • Additional guidance documents available, such as videos and presentations, to inspire further interest in the framework.
  • Download revised EYFS documents, or sign up to the DfE backed ‘Foundation Years’ website for guidance and updates.
  • Access to the course is for one year.
  • Flexible online learning whenever and wherever suits you.

What are the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage online short course modules?

This course covers the following topics:

  • The original EYFS guidelines
  • Revisions to the Early Years framework
  • The Tickell review
  • The 2012 and 2014 revisions
  • The ‘Themes’ and ‘Principles’ that are a key part of the statutory framework
  • Learning and Development
  • Formal assessments required by the EYFS

What does the Revised EYFS stage online short course cover?

  • Refresh your knowledge of the original EYFS framework before looking in detail at the revisions.
  • Find out about the formation of the EYFS statutory framework.
  • Learn more about the Tickell review in 2012, and the resulting changes in the EYFS guidelines.
  • Follow with a look at the further changes and revisions made in 2014.
  • Study the key concepts of 'Themes' including A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments, and Learning and Development – and the associated 'Principles' in EYFS.
  • Examine the Learning and Development theme, and the difference between three new prime areas, and four new specific areas.
  • Learn more about the formal assessments required by the EYFS.
  • Use the learning resource tables to identify the different development stages you’ll see working in EYFS.

This learning programme is CACHE endorsed through Laser Learning, an official e-Careers partner.

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