Early years curriculum

In the UK the curricula set the standards for learning, development and care of children. The links below provide the details on the curriculum for countries of the UK.


To access the 2014 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) click here: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/07/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf

To access the EYFS profile handbook and related materials click here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-profile-handbook

Northern Ireland

For details on the Foundation Stage http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/docs/foundation_stage/UF_web.pdf

For links on the areas of learning see: http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/docs/foundation_stage/UF_web.pdf


For a wealth of information about the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, including resources see: http://www.nicurriculum.org.uk/docs/foundation_stage/UF_web.pdf


To access Building a Brighter Future: The Early Years and Childcare Plan click here:  http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publications/130716-building-brighter-future-en.pdf

To access the Foundation Phase Framework for 3 to 7 years olds click here: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dcells/publications/141111-framework-for-childrens-learning-for-3-to-7-year-olds-en.pdf

 The Foundation phase profile is currently under review in Wales. For the latest information see: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/earlyyearshome/foundation-phase/foundation-phase-profile/?lang=en