A new detailed study into the Foundation Stage has found that early years practitioners are strongly in favour of the EYFS framework. The research, which was carried out by the Institute of Education between September 2008 and March 2010, set out to tackle such questions as how the EYFS influences daily practice with children and families, and whether it has helped to offer improvements in care and education. To read the full report, click here.
Also new from the Department of Education is Childhood Wellbeing: A Brief Overview, which summarises the literature in an area which has attracted growing interest in recent years. For previous posts on this topic, click here.