The revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework
In March 2017, the Department for Education published a revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework. The EYFS framework published in March 2014 remains in force until 2 April 2017. The EYFS framework published on 3 March 2017 will come into force on 3 April 2017.
You can download guidance on the changes and the full framework here.
This helpful one-page document covers the key changes to the revised framework to support early years providers.
The EYFS framework sets out welfare and developmental goals for children five years and under.
New requirement: Paediatric First Aid training
One of the big changes in the revised EYFS framework is the new paediatric first aid training requirement.
As the one-page document above states: “Paragraph 3.25 (“staff qualifications, training, support and skills”) includes a new Paediatric First Aid (PFA) requirement. As set out in the government’s response to the PFA consultation, all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce with full and relevant level 2 and/or level 3 qualifications must also have a PFA certificate before they can be included in the statutory staff:child ratios in early years settings.”
Looking for a training course?
We are delighted to be working with Steve Hulme to provide practitioners with a two day paediatric first aid training course in July 2017.
The course is just £90 per person and takes place at Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy in Stoke-on-Trent.
Upon completing the training, participants will be given a Paediatric First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.
Please note: spaces are limited to 12 people so please book early.
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