Catch up and coffee with the ETF to look at the impact of the EYFS reforms on T Level delivery

Joanne McKenzie and Kiri Baxter, Area Relationship and Development Leads at the ETF, are looking for providers to join them in conversation over a coffee to discuss the forthcoming Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms.

Our Education and Childcare online community is your opportunity to meet virtually with like-minded professionals from the sector involved in the development and delivery of the T Levels in this route. 

We would like to use this online space to meet with you ahead of the Early Years Foundation Stage reforms, so join us for a coffee on Wednesday 16 June, 12-1pm, as we consider some of the following questions: 

  • What impact will this have on your L2 progressors who have been taught the old framework? 
  • Is there enough information out there for you to work with? 
  • Would you like to learn more and do you know how you can? 
  • How can you adapt your current delivery to meet the requirements of the revised EYFS?  
  • How will you prepare your learners for placement?

We would welcome your input into this collaborative discussion on how the changes will impact your current and future T Level delivery.  

As you are aware, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms officially go live in September 2021.

According to the Department for Education (DfE), these reforms are prompted by several goals: 

  • To make the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) clearer, easier to make judgements on, based on the latest child development evidence, and reflective of the strongest predictors of future attainment.  
  • To improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for children starting in Year 1. 
  • To improve language and vocabulary in children, in particular, those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  

The main changes to the EYFS: 

  • Literacy: now encompassing Comprehension, Word Reading, and Writing  
  • Mathematics: shape, space and measure replaced with mathematical patterns 
  • Understanding of the World has split ‘The World’ into ‘Past and Present’, and ‘The Natural World’, while losing ‘Technology’ 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development now contains Self-Regulation, Building Relationships, and Managing Self, which it has taken from Physical Development 
  • Physical Development itself has now been split into Fine Motor Skills and Gross Motor Skills 
  • Communication and Language has lost one ELG, with Understanding incorporated into Listening, Attention, and Understanding 
  • Expressive Arts and Design have had slight changes in wording. 

By joining this space, you can be part of the discussion and find out how others will be adapting their delivery to address these changes as well as sharing what early years settings are doing to prepare for these changes.  


Our online communities provide you with the opportunity to come together and connect digitally with other professionals from the sector to share ideas, resources and insights about T Level planning and delivery. 

Communities are available in various themed areas, including Industry Placements, Schools, Marketing, as well as each of the four T Level routes: Construction, Digital, Education and Childcare, and Health and Science. 


Sign up to the space through the Professional Development Platform 

For any further detail or comments contact Joanne McKenzie  or Kiri Baxter 

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