Dame Clare’s recommendation have been considered by the government alongside wider proposals to improve young children’s life chances. Currently there is a consultation on a proposed new Statutory Framework for the EYFS. Most but not all of the Tickell recommendations are addressed in the consultation, however many are considered elsewhere in government publications.
WHAT DID DAME CLARE TICKELL’S REVIEW OF THE EYFS ADDRESS ?
The Tickell Review addressed the following topics:
- Strong foundations for all children
- An inclusive, accessible and flexible EYFS
- Equipped for life, ready for school
- Keeping children safe
- A professional, well-supported workforce
WHAT DID DAME CLARE TICKELL RECOMMEND?
Approximately 46 recommendations were made and the key recommendations were focused on:
- early identification and ways to prevent children from falling behind in their learning
- further engagement of parents in their children’s development and learning;
- new ‘safeguarding and welfare’ requirements
- easing of the exemption process
- a reduction in content of the EYFS framework
- creation of a EYFS website and of a simpler EYFS document
- integrated approach between health and education to early developmental checks
- reducing EYFS paperwork so that more time can be spent with children
- the link between play and learning
- assessing children’s progress at the end of the EYFS.