Introduction

A coalition of early years organisations have come together to to ensure a strong and unified voice from the sector as the Department for Education works on changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage.  The coalition members include Early Education, the Early Years Alliance, Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network (ECSDN), Early Childhood Forum (ECF), Keeping Early Years Unique (KEYU), the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), Sector Endorsed Foundation Degrees in the Early Years (SEFDEY) and TACTYC: the Association for Professional Development in Early Years.  Meetings also include observers from NAHT, ASCL, NEU, NASUWT and the coalition also has support from specialist groups including the Early Childhood Mathematics Group (ECMG) and Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (MERYC).

We have put together this survey to ensure that  that practitioners' views are well-represented.

Your responses will be used to put together a report to inform decision-making by ministers and officials about possible changes to the EYFS. 

We are interested in finding out about practitioners' experience of the EYFS across the sector; what helps, what makes it more difficult, and what should change.

If you are a practitioner, leader or manager of an early years setting,  we would be grateful if you could find time to complete our survey.

It takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete. All information will be anonymous, and it will not be possible for anyone to identify your responses.

We appreciate you taking the time to consider responding to this survey. Your voice matters. 

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