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Early Years Resources

We hope that you find the information these pages both informative and supportive in developing Early Years Foundation Stage provision within your setting/school.

Continual professional development is vital in order to ensure that high quality Early Years provision and practice is embedded and maintained. Please look at the early years training plan in the early years and childcare section of this website.

VSSR (Swindon self-evaluation toolkit)

  • Updated VSSR checklists (September 2015) can be found here


  • Guidance on the SEND code of practice 2014 and the graduated approach for early years can be found in the revised SENCO handbook for non-maintained settings here. Schools with nurseries may also find this guidance useful.
  • A useful guide to the graduated approach for early years can also be found on the local offer website