The EYFSP is a statutory assessment completed at the end of the early years foundation stage. It assesses children on the 17 early learning goals (ELGs).
The Early Learning Goals and Educational Programmes of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework have been rewritten, and have faced strong criticism from the sector. Practitioners have critiqued the reforms for narrowing the curriculum and viewing early years as preparation for school, rather than a distinct area of education in its own right.
For those working in EYFS, Birth to Five Matters gives alternative practical guidance on implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, written by the sector, for the sector.