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Setting the scene
Setting the scene
This chapter will:
  • Discuss the development of the early years curriculum since 2000
  • Give a broad overview of the Rose Review on literacy
  • Reflect on the position of settings within the private sector
  • Discuss the challenges of two year olds’ language development

One of the things that separates us from the rest of the animal world is our ability to communicate through the written and spoken word, so it is understandable that these skills are high in the social and political policy and practice for early years.

Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage and birth-to-three matters

Since the introduction of the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (CGFS) in 2000 (DfES, 2000) early years development and practice has been high on the government agenda. Since the ...

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