An insight into the new Early Years Foundation Stage framework
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Length:15 minutesKey stages:Early YearsNext showing on TV:
Tue 15th Jan 23:00, Wed 16th Jan 05:00, Fri 18th Jan 10:00
Mike Baker explains what the new Early Years Foundation Stage Framework will mean for early years practitioners when it becomes statutory in September 2008.
He details what you need to know about the new framework and how it will affect the daily work of birth-to-five settings.
Ruth Pimentel is responsible for implementing the new framework, stressing that it builds on existing best practice to help teachers and childminders to provide the best start for children, whilst nursery school headteacher Julian Grenier warns against wrongly interpreting the framework as encouraging "tick-box teaching".
Published: 15 January 2008