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Early years pack

Any out of school club on Ofsted's Early Years Register has to meet the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Although there is plenty of literature and training available which covers the delivery of EYFS, this usually focuses on traditional early years settings such as nurseries, pre-schools, and childminders. However out of school clubs are very different to other early years settings: they are not the primary EYFS provider, they typically only care for children at the very top end of the early years age range, they are play settings rather than educational settings and they are explicitly exempt from delivering the EYFS learning and development goals.

To address these differences, and to try to reduce some of the anxiety around meeting the requirements of EYFS in out of school settings, we have put together our Early Years Pack. Designed to complement rather than replace standard EYFS training, it explains what steps you need to take in order to meet the EYFS requirements in the context of an out of school club, and provides templates of the documentation that you will need.

The Early Years Pack is delivered via download so that you can start using its contents immediately. The template documents are supplied in Microsoft Word format so that you can easily modify them as needed for your own childcare setting. If you are unsure whether your word processing application can open Word documents, find out more about software compatibility.

Price for members: £17.50 buy now

Price for non-members: £22.00 buy now

Contents of the pack

The Early Years Pack contains 13 documents, all in Word or PDF format and ready for you to use. The contents of the pack are listed below:


All About Me booklet
Matrix of Learning and Development Resources
Early Years Observation Sheet
Early Years Observation Summary
Play Plan
EYFS Policy
Key Person Information Card
Articles, guides and factsheets:

How to use this pack
Early Years for out of school clubs
Early Years Observation Guide
Quick Reference Guide to the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
Playwork principles
Playwork principles poster

All of the templates are compliant with the revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which came into effect at the start of April 2017.

Related packs

The Early Years Pack is often purchased with the Essential Policies Pack which contains templates for the policies specifically required by the Statutory Framework.

The Early Years Pack replaces our previous EYFS for OSCs Pack.

How to purchase

To purchase the Early Years Pack online, click on one of the 'Buy now' links above. You will need a debit or credit card.

If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please print out and complete the order form, and post it to us with your payment. Your information pack will be emailed to you when we receive your payment. Please ensure that you enter your email address correctly.

If you have any questions about this product, please contact us on 01638 744056 or info@oosa.co.uk.

For more information about our returns policy, your rights to cancel this order and our peace of mind guarantee, see our Terms and Conditions.

When you purchase the the Early Years Pack we will send a confirmation email to the address that you specify in the purchase process. The email will contain a link to a .zip file which contains all the templates in Word format. Click on the link to download the .zip file. Please download the .zip file straightaway as the link will stop working after 48 hours.

Most computer systems will automatically open the .zip file for you so that you can extract the Word files. If the .zip file does not open automatically you will need to use a standard decompression utility (such as WinZip, Stuffit or PKZip) to extract the Word files.