The Parliamentary Petition on the Early Years Foundation Stage

Goat. August, 2009

Goat. August, 2009

Getting to the core of the arguments…here are two vital links:

First – the Open Eye parliamentary petition objecting to the learning and development goals elements of the early years foundation stage (and our government’s response).The petition said: 

“We recognise the government’s good intentions in its early-years policy-making, but are concerned about the EYFS legislation, which comes into force in England next September(that was September 2008). Our concerns focus on the learning and development requirements, as follows:

 1. They may harm children’s development 2. They will restrict parents’ freedom of choice in childcare and education 3. Their assessment profile requirements may place an unnecessary bureaucratic burden on those who care for young children 4. Recent evidence suggests that government interventions in education generally may not be driving standards up and may be putting too much pressure on children.”

 for the response see No. 10’s website.

Second – Open Eye’s condemnation of the government’s response. To understand why Open Eye took this position and to see their comments follow this link.

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