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Overview of EYFS

Your Child's Development

Children develop quickly in the early years, and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. Guidance to help adults understand and support each individual child’s development is provided at The EYFS statutory framework is available on the Foundation Years website as well as the Department for Education website: