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Our new Early Steps based on the 2021 EYFS Framework is now available

Since the launch of the EYFS 2021 Framework for early adopters and the release of the new development matters, we have been hard at work creating our new Early Steps 2021 assessment framework

Why not book an online meeting to find out more about our new Early Steps assessment framework and how it can help to show progress.


"We had a really helpful meeting with Dale where he showed us and talked us through the program. He was really knowledgeable and was able to answer our many, many questions!" Claire Murless

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Assessment for Early Years (EYFS) 2021 and Development Matters 2020.

Show Progress for everyone including pupils with SEND

Our assessment and evidence products are perfect for use in Early Years settings. They can be used individually or become a powerful combination when used together.

Assessment for Early Years

Our NEW updated Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) assessment covers the range from birth to the Early Learning Goals (ELG) and beyond. We have used the new EYFS 2021 Framework and the new 2020 Development Matters when developing this framework. Our Early Stps covers the seven areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Communications and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Updated for EYFS 2021

Our Early Steps assessment framework was updated in 2020 for the new 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage and the 2020 Development Matters, so that it can be used by early adopters and so other schools can plan their implementation of the new framework.


New Levelling Structure

The leveling structure of the new Development Matters document is different to previous frameworks and wasn't designed with SEND in mind. It was however designed to reduce the burden on paperwork and assessment. The new Development Matters document has only 3 levels:

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 & 4 year olds
  • Children in Reception

The EYFS Frameworks adds on the additional Early Learning Goals (ELG). We have taken the decision to split the 0-3 into 8 levels, so that settings with pupils with SEND can show progress for these children and help profile their needs. There are 4 levels between 0 and 12 months, each covering a developmental range of 3 months. There are 4 levels between 12 months and 36 months, each covering a developmental range of 6 months.

Assessment in Early Years is based on observation. Our Connecting Steps software is great for recording the achievements they make, covering the range from birth to the Exceeded Early Learning Goals (ELG) across all 7 areas. By breaking down the stages into smaller steps it assists in the observation process. You can record what the child has achieved and identify the next step.

Connecting Steps can display these assessments in a variety of ways. It can produce individual reports and graphs, or using our analysis module, produce detailed reports. Our analysis module is great for bringing all your data together. You can build reports for the different cohorts in your setting or pull off more detailed reports on individuals.



Click here to download our Assessment Software Order Form, or contact our sales team for more information on our products for Primary schools by emailing or phoning 01252 870133

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Evidence for Learning for Early Years

Our evidence for learning product Evisense is the missing link for Early Years settings. We have helped you record what the evidence is showing for years. Now we can help you record evidence in a simple easy to use system that links directly to your assessments. Evisense is designed to make the evidence process as simple as possible - take a photo or record a video, annotate and post. Once evidence is posted, it can be seen by anyone in the school and optionally parents can be given access. The app* and website allow professionals and parents easy, secure access to the evidence. Schools can also share information with parents through the software.

Evidence is Easier with Evisense

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to capture, annotate and link evidence to your assessments using the Evisense app



For more information on Evisense, please visit the Evisense website -


Click here to download our Evisense Order Form, or contact our sales team for more information on our products for Primary schools by emailing or phoning 01252 870133

*Available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices