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The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) launch was held at the Parkside Hotel, Woughton-on-the-Green on Tuesday the 26th June 2007.  There was a great turn out of childminders from across Milton Keynes who came to pick up their copy of the Framework and listen to a briefing by the Regional DfES Advisor Lorna Dick. 
The MKCMA are glad the organisers of the event listened to concerns we had about the timings of the event and kindly produced a DVD of Lorna's speach for those of us who couldn't attend until later.
'The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

The EYFS builds on and will replace the existing statutory Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, the non-statutory Birth to Three Matters framework, and the regulatory frameworks in the National Standards for Under 8s Day Care and Childminding.

All registered early years providers and schools will be required to use the EYFS from September 2008. '
Teachernet Online publications
Childminders will be inspected against the new framework from September 2008.  Training will be available for childminders on the new framework and is currently out to tender, the childcare team hope to have plans in place for September. 
If you have any queries or questions regarding the framework please don't hesitate to email the MKCMA and we'll endeavour to help.

Milton Keynes Childminding Association,
P O Box 5921,