To ensure that children are given every opportunity to achieve their individual social and educational needs, “Every Child Matters" was introduced. In conjunction with the 2006 Childrens Act these two important forms of documentation are the building stones used to ensure that all services work together so that every child and young person from birth to age 19 receives the support they need to achieve the following five outcomes:-
Enjoys good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle
Being protected from harm and neglect
Getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood
Makes a positive contribution
Being involved with the community and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour.
Achieves economic well-being
Not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life
The Government's revision of the Early Years Foundation Stage in September 2012, continues to incorporate the Early Learning Goals originally introduced in 2007. These goals enable Practitioners to plan a fulfilling and varied curriculum which meets the needs of each 'unique child'. As a provider using the EYFS, parents can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.