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

    Family Information Service

    Staff wellbeing

    Research and updates

    Narrowing the gap - diminishing difference

      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

      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

      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.