Early years toolkit

Useful resources to help develop your early years setting.

    Leadership and management

    Key documents



    EYTT Data management tool

    Funded two year olds

    To apply for an official assessment contact the Foundation Years Team.

    Early Years Pupil Premium

    The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers of early education and childcare extra funding to support eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

    Providers are paid a pupil premium at the rate of 53p per hour for 3 and 4 year old children. Funding can be claimed for eligible children attending up to 15 hours per week (the pupil premium cannot be applied to the extended entitlement hours).


    Information Commissioner's office and GDPR

    EYFS Profile and Moderation

    Early Education Funding

    Children’s learning and development

    Communication and language



    Observation, assessment and planning


    Special educational needs and disability

    English as an additional language (EAL)

    Equality and diversity

    Physical development

    The voice of the child


    Children’s safeguarding and welfare


    Safeguarding and child protection

    Safer Recruitment, Induction, and Supervision


    Welfare, behaviour and health



    School readiness

    Oxfordshire Early Years team adopts UNICEF’s description of the three elements of school readiness:

    • Children’s readiness for school
    • Families and communities’ readiness for school
    • Settings’ and schools’ readiness for children.

    ​The Early Years team have developed a comprehensive toolkit of resources to support busy leaders and practitioners in early years settings and schools. The toolkit can be accessed via our dedicated website on an annual subscription basis.