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A Practical Guide to The Early Years Foundation Stage

Miranda Walker

Price:  £16.99

ISBN: 978-1408515396
Publication date: 28/09/2012
Paperback: 280 pages
Dimensions: 240x169mm

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This book is a comprehensive guide to the revised EYFS framework for both learners and practitioners. It examines each of the Prime and Specific areas in detail, giving clear instruction on what must be done to promote them and to meet all mandatory requirements of the EYFS.


  • Written by leading author Miranda Walker
  • Completely mapped to the new Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Includes practical, ready to use activities for a variety of settings and age ranges which match the 'Development Matters in the EYFS' guidance
  • Provides the vital information that students and practitioners need to know about Ofsted so that they can understand the purpose of inspections, including what to expect and how to be prepared
  • Downloads available online.

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  • If you are looking for an indispensable text when it comes to implementing the revised EYFS, this is the book for you. Miranda Walker has put together a clear and accessible guide, written with both practitioners and learners in mind, which examines the Prime and Specific areas in detail and explains how to promote them. There is a wealth of activities with plenty of fresh ideas which are suitable for a variety of settings and age ranges, and which also match the Development Matters in the EYFS guidelines. There is detailed coverage of Ofsted and the thinking behind the current framework, designed to help readers know what to expect and be fully prepared. Free downloads support the book's key sections - Nursery World Review
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Table of Contents

Guide to the Statutory Framework for the EYFS1:
Guide to Development Matters in the EYFS2:
Guide to learning & development requirements3: Communication & Language; Physical Development; Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Specific areas4: Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Expressive Arts & Design
Planning, Observation, & assessment5: Overview of short, medium, and long term plans, with examples; purpose; development & progress checks; EYFS Profile
Ofsted & the Safeguarding & welfare requirements6: Ofsted remit; inspection process; preparing for & coping with inspection