Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) support

The EYFS framework sets the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children under the age of 5 in England.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Introduction to the EYFS online course 

This course gives you the groundwork you need to understand the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You will also learn about Development Matters and the Common Inspection Framework.


Key course topics:

The EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements The EYFS learning and development requirements Development Matters statements The Common Inspection Framework Two year-old Progress Checks

35 FREE EYFS Factsheets

EYFS factsheets cover all kinds of important areas including:

  • What Quality Looks Like 
  • Believing in Children
  • Respecting Each Other
  • Children Thinking Mathematically
  • Plus many more

See below for our step-by-step guides on how to get the course and free factsheets.

How to get your Introduction to the EYFS course:


If you haven't purchased anything from our shop before, you'll need to create a free account first.

Here's how:

  1. Go to our free myNDNA community page to create an account.
  2.  You'll receive an email asking you to activate your account through the link provided.
  3. Once you've done this you'll be taken back to our website and asked to log in.
  4. Go to our online Shop from the toolbar, select Online Training and scroll down to EYFS: Introduction to the EYFS or use our link to go straight to it.
  5. Add the course to your cart (you'll see the NDNA member price is free - if you'd like to get this course and lots of other free resources, visit our Membership page or call Leanne on 00 44 1484 40 70 71).
  6. Go to the cart in the top right hand corner of the page.
  7. Tick the box to say you've read our terms and conditions and press Submit Order.
  8. You'll receive an email with your course code.
  9. Go to our Development Zone, enter your code and begin your course.

How to get the FREE EYFS factsheets


If you haven't purchased anything from our shop before, you'll need to create a free account first. Here's how:

  1. Go to our free myNDNA community page to create an account.
  2. You'll receive an email asking you to activate your account through the link provided.
  3. Once you've done this you'll be taken back to our website and asked to log in.
  4. Go to our online Shop from the toolbar, select Factsheets or click on our link and scroll down to the factsheets beginning 'EYFS Guidance'.
  5. Add each of your chosen free EYFS factsheets to your cart.
  6. Go to the cart in the top right hand corner of the page.
  7. Tick the box to say you've read our terms and conditions and press Submit Order.
  8. For each factsheet you've ordered, you'll receive an Order Confirmation email and an email with your factsheet pdf.