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28 November 2023


The Early Years Alliance have helpfully pulled together a quick guide to the EYFS framework changes being brought in from 4 January 2024.

EYFS Framework 2024: a guide to the changes

Foundation Years are hosting a free, live, online event on Wednesday 29 November at 4.30pm to share information about the upcoming changes and an update from the DfE.

Book your tickets here

The DfE has confirmed that it is proceeding with plans to create two versions of the EYFS. One with content relevant for childminders and the other with content relevant for group and school based providers. We anticipate the new EYFS statutory framework guides will be published shortly and will share these with you ASAP.


FREE online PACE+ (Trauma-Informed) Approaches for Everyone’s Wellbeing course with Ian Hunkin starting in January. This six session course is free for staff from Portsmouth due to funding from The Inclusion Outreach Service, Portsmouth City Council.

Over the six sessions the following will be covered:

  • The four cornerstones of a trauma informed approach
  • The transformative power of feeling safe – The Polyvagal Theory
  • From mistrust to trust – The PACE Approach (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy)
  • What about when it goes wrong? – The Neurodevelopmental Approach and Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
  • We need to talk about shame – The Shield against Shame and Restorative Approaches
  • Teaching the social and emotional skills not yet learned – including the foundational skill of self-regulation
  • Building on successes – Solution Focused Approaches and a Growth Mindset
  • The right intervention at the right time – The Trauma Recovery Model
  • The importance of our own wellbeing – Wellbeing, self-care and organisational-care


  • Thursday 18 January 2024
  • Thursday 8 February 2024
  • Thursday 22 February 2024
  • Thursday 14 March 2024
  • Thursday 25 April 2024
  • Thursday 23 May 2024

Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue: Online webinars

Cost: FREE for all staff in Portsmouth settings

Book your place

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