Planning for the EYFS Reforms Briefings

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework will become statutory for all EYFS settings from September 2021. The Early Years team in Bristol is using the EYFS reforms as a great opportunity to reflect on and review what we know works best to support our children and families.

Since the start of the 2020/2021 academic year we have been busy learning from the schools that signed up as early adopters of the new EYFS framework  so that we can support all settings, schools and childminders to implement the new statutory framework from this autumn.

There are briefings planned for May 2021 as well as a programme of in-depth CPD for professional knowledge and understanding of child development to support the implementation of the reforms starting in the Autumn term 2021/2022.

Although the reforms will obviously bring change, it’s important to hold on to the many elements of excellent practice that we know exist across Bristol.

This page provides links to key statutory documents and other supporting materials and will be added to as more information becomes available.

Statutory documents

Statutory documents

Example risk assessments

Non-statutory documents

Bristol Standard

Bristol documents to support you

Key Government Guidance Documents

EYFS Reforms Briefings

Resources to support your thinking around the reforms

Resources to support your thinking around the reforms


Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)
Sharon McDonald - (Childminder Enquiries)