Practitioners 'now support EYFS'
3 Sep 2009
This research was a follow-up to research carried out for the Department for Children, Schools and Families last year, which had highlighted practitioners' fears about the introduction of the EYFS.
The survey revealed that child-led learning and user-friendly planning, which enables practitioners to reflect on practice, were highlighted as factors in the EYFS that were particularly beneficial to early years settings, followed by the emphasis on outdoor play and record-keeping.
Neil Leitch, Director of Communications at the Alliance, said: If you asked people last year, there was a perception that the EYFS would entail more work, but that does not seem to be the case in reality." He added: "I think the survey is a fantastic endorsement of early years practitioners' ability to adapt and change.
The survey was carried out among the Alliance's own early years settings and member settings, with 139 replies received.
(Nursery World, 3 September 2009)
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