Early education toolkit | Oxfordshire County Council

Early education toolkit

Useful resources to help develop your early education setting.

childrens toolkit

Statutory documentation

Key documents

Leadership and management

Children’s learning and development

School readiness

Definition of 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.


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Communication, language, and literacy


Observation, assessment and planning


Special educational needs

English as an additional language (EAL)

Equality and diversity

Children’s safeguarding and welfare

Welfare and health

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.

Last reviewed
12 December 2017
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