A new factsheet from Ofsted seeks to clarify how play providers can meet the requirements of the EYFS without altering existing good practice. The information provided in the document (entitled Regulating Play-Based Provision) outlines Ofsted's role in overseeing early years provision, and provides links to other useful materials. To access the factsheet, click here.
The DCSF will be issuing further guidance to help the play sector deliver the EYFS before the end of the year; when this information is released it will be featured on here. Readers with an interest in play may also like to take a look at the Playwork Principles, which lay out a professional and ethical framework for playwork, and are being incorporated into the Playwork National Occupational Standards.