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Visit to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byUpdate EpdEarltey e Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive, the National Day Nurseries Association (ndna) comments:The Government in England has published a document, 'Supporting Families in the Foundation Years', which highlights how it proposes to ensure that families receive the help and support they need during a child's 'foundation years'. The Government highlights how it wants to secure the very best quality services for families and shows a clear commitment to continuing with a universal free nursery education offer for three and four year olds and an expansion of places for two year olds. The Government has also published the proposed slimmed down Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, following Claire Tickell's review, and early years providers are being invited to share their views on the proposed changes. The consultation period ends on 30 September 2011 and any changes will be implemented from September 2012. The proposed changes include a number of new areas such as nurseries undertaking 'developmental checks' on children. It also proposes to reduce the number of Early Learning Goals (ELGs) from 69 to 17.

Visit to be among the first to know what we are premiering at stand C76BETT Update sponsored byUpdate on.tey Yearse NDNA welcomes the Government's commitment to the foundation years. Early intervention is crucial in providing the best chances for children and high-quality early education and childcare in day nurseries has a vital part to play. National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the national charity and membership association for children's nurseries across the UK. The NDNA has national and regional teams across the UK working closely with local authorities and childcare settings to broker positive partnerships and ensure the sustainability of the sector. For further information visit: QUALITY IN EARLY YEARSFind Early Years products and resources at the show and online by looking out for the Early Years trail icon.