Early years toolkit

Useful resources to help develop your early years setting.

Leadership and management

Key documents

Strategic Leadership of EYFS – Guidance for Headteachers



EYTT Data management tool

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).


Data Protection

EYFS profile and moderation

Early education funding

Family Information Service

Staff wellbeing

Research and updates


Narrowing the gap - diminishing difference

Children’s learning and development

The home learning environment

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

Early Help and LCSS

Online safety

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


Safeguarding and child protection

Safer recruitment, induction, and supervision


Welfare, behaviour and health


Health and Safety

Schools safeguarding webpages

Information recording, retention and sharing


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.

Families and communities readiness for school

Settings and schools readiness for children

Research and information

Links to other professionals and documents


Health visiting

​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.