In October 2019, a consultation was launched on proposals for changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage in England. You can read UKLA’s response to the proposals by downloading the pdf on right of this page. Our response has been drafted by Karen Daniels from Sheffield Hallam University and Lucy Rodriguez Leon from the Open University, conveners of the UKLA Early Years Literacy in Education Special Interest Group. In our response we propose that the EYFS should take a broader view of literacy and build more explicitly on the experiences of communication and literacy that young children bring with them to early years settings. We have made specific recommendations for the Early Learning Goals for talk, reading and writing. Many members will wish to submit their own response to the consultation. We hope that the UKLA submission will be helpful to you in doing so. Details of the proposed changes and the form for submitting a response can be found here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-quality-outcomes/early-years-foundation-stage-reforms/ . Submissions need to be received by 31st January.