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Commenting on the publication today of the new Parents Guide within the suite of material to support the revised EYFS, Anne Longfield OBE, 4Children Chief Executive said:
The new Parent’s Guide offers clear, informative and accessible guidance to parents, on the EYFS Framework as well as highlighting the essential role that parents play in their child’s early development.
The Guide offers advice as to what parents can expect from the EYFS Framework and how they can best support the development of their child throughout the important Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (age 0-5), as well as preparing their children for their future learning and development.
We welcome this publication as a fantastic tool which enables parents to recognise the importance of their day-to-day interaction with their children as well as giving tips for how to enhance play led education in the home.
The Guide helps draw attention to and to enhance the educational activities many parents already undertake with their children whilst also highlighting how parents can keep in touch with their child’s learning and development under professional care.
The importance of the Early Years Foundation Stage cannot be underestimated for a child’s future outcomes and parents play the crucial role in these early years.
By highlighting how everyday activities from talking to and reading to a child from birth, baking together, and storytelling support a child’s learning and development, the Guide offers both reassurance and guidance to all parents in the upbringing of their child.”
You can read the full guide here
Notes to Editors
4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain.
We develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences. Our national campaigns, like Give Me Strength, change policy and practice and put the needs of children and families on the political and policy agenda.
For more information visit www.4children.org.uk
The Foundation Years Website
The Foundation Years website is an indispensable site to support you as a professional working with children and families in the foundation years.
It is a one stop shop for resources, information and the latest news on the foundation years. Developed collaboratively by you, the sector - for the sector. It brings together information from many sources that will help you to support children to develop and flourish.
For more information visit www.foundationyears.org.uk