Useful EYFS documents to support settings provision and practice

Development Matters in the EYFS

This non-statutory guidance helps providers to understand how to support children’s individual learning and age and stage of development.

What to expect, when? A parent’s guide

A guide for parents to understand ages and stages of their children’s development.

Eat Better Start Better

Guidance on providing a balanced diet for children in your care.

Study of Early Education and Development (SEED)

A study on the effect of early education on children’s outcomes and quality of provision.

Children and self-regulation

Information on the importance of self-regulation (PDF, 7KB) in children.

The home learning environment

Information on the importance of the home learning environment.


Useful websites

Foundation Years

Provide information and support for those working in the early years sector.


Regulatory authority that inspect early years settings and schools.

The Communication Trust

Provide support and information on speech, language and communication for early years children.

Early Years enquiries

For early years enquiries please contact 01908 254509 or email:

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Disclaimer: Milton Keynes council accepts no responsibility for the actual content of any materials suggested as information sources in this publication, whether these are in the form of printed publications or on a website. Their use should not be interpreted as an endorsement of particular companies or their products.

Please note that costs maybe incurred when accessing these training opportunities.

The websites referred to in these materials existed at the time of going to print. Please check all website references carefully to see if they have changed and substitute other references where appropriate. Also, check all signposted training (whether MKC or independent) meets the needs of your setting. 

Last Updated: 5 September 2020