Improving quality and raising standards in the Early Years: A directory of resources for local authorities (2nd edition January 2009)

Publication date:
Jan 2009
Early years strategic lead, Local authority staff
Planning resources, School improvement, Intervention, Local authority leadership


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The first edition of this directory was published in 2007. This updated version is designed, just like the first one, to help LAs work with providers, practitioners and teachers in early years settings and primary schools to improve the quality and to raise the levels of achievement in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The directory lists resources that can help in working with practitioners right across the early years sector. Information is provided on what each resource is, the intended audience, how it might help improve quality and raise standards and where it can be obtained.

All these resources have been published by the DCSF, the National Strategies or the National Assessment Agency. The materials are already being used by many LAs and can support the implementation and embedding of the EYFS as well as helping to meet the Early Years Outcomes Duty (EYOD) targets.

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