Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) became law on the 1st September 2008. An updated version will be in place on the 1st of September 2012. It applies to all children under the age of five. Every setting registered with Ofsted must now comply with the same set of standards.
I have spent some time temping for Reed Education as a qualified Nursery Nurse. This has given me the opportunity to experience other settings.
Both childminders and nurseries work to the same welfare requirements and standards. Both are regulated by Ofsted and must deliver Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).