The EYFS requires that all EYFS providers must complete an EYFS profile for each child during the academic year they reach the age of five (for most children this is the reception year in primary school).
This is a summative assessment and describes the child's level of attainment at the end of the EYFS. It identifies their learning needs for the next stage of school to ensure that an effective and appropriate curriculum can be planned for each child entering Year 1.
EYFS profile judgements should be made on the basis of cumulative observational evidence recorded over the course of the year.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) describes a child's level of attainment at the end of the EYFS, and identifies their learning needs for the next stage of school.
Guidance to support the most recent EYFS Profile is available below:
EYFS Profile exemplification materials
The EYFSP exemplification materials set out the national standard for the level of learning and development expected at the end of the EYFS.
The materials are divided into each of the 17 EYFSP early learning goals. They include a variety of different types of evidence of children’s learning, to show the wide range of ways information can be gathered to support EYFSP judgements.
The exemplification materials should help:
- practitioners to make accurate judgements about each child’s attainment;
- moderators to assess the accuracy of practitioner judgements;
- Year 1 teachers to use EYFS Profile outcomes to plan effective provision
- All stakeholders who wish to evaluate children’s learning and development
You should use these materials to decide whether a child has met the level of development expected at the end of the EYFS for each ELG, has exceeded that level or not yet reached it (emerging). The exemplification illustrates a child’s learning and development where it best fits the ‘expected’ category.
There is currently no exemplification for the ‘emerging’ or ‘exceeding’ categories.
EYFS profile plan
The profile plan details the processes and procedures for Northamptonshire. Below is a sample moderation visit form form and a copy of the appeals process.