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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Review

Report on the Evidence

This review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research. Four research studies were commissioned especially for the review and they are listed at Annex A. Further information has been gathered from workshops and events with practitioners, with parents and carers, with other experts and on visits to schools and other early years settings. A summary of the people who participated in workshops and visits is at Annex 3 of the report setting out the review’s recommendations. The review also collected over 3,300 responses to a call for evidence conducted in August and September 2010.