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introduction to early years

Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage.

CPD Approved

The Early Years Foundation Stage, commonly referred to as the EYFS is a framework that all Early Years providers, including childminders, must follow.

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Course Description

This course aims to provide a gentle introduction to the expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and it can also act as a refresher for those wanting to update their knowledge. It will introduce you to some of the key documents and legislation that relate to Early Years providers, the process for registering with Ofsted and the various policies and procedures that need to be in place. It also covers learning and development requirements, how to observe and assess the progress of children in your care and the safeguarding and welfare requirements laid out in the EYFS Framework.

Target Audience

This online Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage E-Learning course is aimed primarily at new employees and those considering a role within Early Years Foundation Stage settings.


CPD approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression & Related Courses:

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this course include:

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 Introduction to EYFS 70
Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 2 Observations & Assessment 70
Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 3 Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements 70
Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage 4 Ofsted 70

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


60 minutes

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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