Taken from the EYFS Statutory Framework Requirements Update, 1st July 2016.


Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Government intends to impose updated regulations with regards to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework from the 1st September 2016. A revised EYFS will be issued reflecting all the proposed changes, alongside the amended regulations.

A summary of the changes to be implemented follows:

♦ From the 1st September 2016, all newly qualified early years staff (with a full and relevant Level 2 or Level 3 childcare qualification) should also hold a current Paediatric First Aid (PFA) or emergency PFA certificate in order to be included in staff:child ratios within the Early Years setting.
♦ This may be included as part of the Level 2 or Level 3 training programmes being undertaken by staff.
♦ The proposal is expected to come into force for all staff who have completed their L2 or L3 childcare qualification after 30 June 2016.
♦ Childcare providers will be allowed a three month ‘grace’ period to complete PFA training after starting work with a new employer.
♦ Early years providers will be encouraged to display (or make available) staff PFA certificates or a list of staff with PFA training.

The full response following the consultation by the Department for Education can be found here.

If you would like to find out more, or see if we can help with PFA training requirements please contact us.