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Early years toolkit

Useful resources to help develop your early years setting.

Health and Wellbeing

Health Protection in education and childcare settings

Physical Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Mental health and behaviour in schools (publishing.service.gov.uk)

Children’s safeguarding and welfare



Child Protection

Early Help and LCSS

Information recording, retention and sharing

National Safeguarding Documentation


Online safety

Safeguarding children and protecting professionals in early years settings: online safety considerations for:



Safer recruitment and safer working

Safeguarding resources

Children’s learning and development

The home learning environment


Working with Birth to Threes


Communication and language



Physical development

Leadership and management

Strategic Leadership of EYFS – Guidance for Headteachers

Ofsted information


EYDT Data management tool


Data Protection

EYFS Profile

Early education funding

Family Information Service

Out of School clubs

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Special educational needs and disability

English as an additional language (EAL)

Equality and diversity

The voice of the child

Narrowing the gap - diminishing difference

Key documents

Supportive materials

Funded two-year-olds

Early Years Pupil Premium

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

Providers are paid a pupil premium at the rate of 53p per hour for three and four-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).

​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.