Early years toolkit

Useful resources to help develop your early years setting.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for early years providers

Resources for schools

Remote learning

EYFS 2021

School readiness

What is school readiness?

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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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).

Children’s learning and development

The home learning environment

Communication and language




Physical development

Working with Birth to Threes

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


​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.