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EYFS Made Simple


This level 2 CPD-certified e-learning course is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children under the age of 5 in their work or voluntary activity.

The course includes optional voiceover recorded by professional actor. The EYFS made simple culminates with an assessment. It is specifically designed to provide learners with a high level of understanding on the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage and to give them a detailed overview of the EYFS, in particular, the learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements, and the role of assessments.

Law & Legislation

This course provides a detailed overview of the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage - first defined in Section 39 of the government’s Childcare Act 2006, which requires all UK childcare providers to comply with the welfare requirements of the EYFS, and, for those in England, the learning and development requirements too.

Course Content

  • The EYFS Made Easy - This topic introduces the EYFS, outlines the four fundamental guiding principles, and looks in detail at the 7 learning and development requirements of the EYFS. It also covers the role of key workers and the 3 important ingredients of teaching and learning experiences.
  • Measuring and Assessing Progess - This topic introduces early learning goals, and looks in detail at the things children should be able to do by the time they are 5 years old, before covering the role of ongoing assessment in the EYFS.
  • Safeguarding and Wellfare - In this topic the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS are looked at, including policies and procedures, safeguarding, health and safety, and all other guidance provided within the EYFS.