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Subscribing to the Foundation Stage Forum costs £20 (plus VAT) per year (may be free for some users; see 'LA Membership Scheme' below). This gives the member full access to the forums and to the growing number of articles and other resources in the forum. But, perhaps most importantly, it gives them membership of a fast growing community and support network of professionals involved in this most captivating stage of a child’s development - the Foundation Stage.

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The Foundation Stage Forum was launched to counter the isolation felt by many practitioners and teachers in Early Years education, and to provide a home to come to, with problems, with exhilarating experiences, or just for some quiet reading. This objective has been met with huge enthusiasm, and is best exemplified by viewing our Lessons From Geese.

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The FSF operates a scheme whereby the early years teams working in Local Authorities can purchase membership for all the EYFS providers in their area for a single annual payment. This scheme includes a private forum area only visible to your registered members and a bulk email function to allow quick and easy communication with them. If you belong to an organisation which may be interested in participating, please contact us for more information.

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The Foundation Stage Forum periodically sends out newsletters containing the best from the forums and the latest EYFS news. Read our latest newsletters below.

This term we have published two articles designed to help you and you staff team set ‘Next Steps’ effectively. There seems to be an ongoing conversation about the best way to approach ‘Next Steps’ and hopefully our articles will give you things to …
We've been very busy this half term writing and commissioning articles to extend your knowledge and to challenge your thinking. We have brought you details from two masterclasses held at the Nursery World South show. Kate Cahill reported back to u…
We have published several excellent articles recently. Nancy Stewart, who co-authored 'Development Matters', wrote a fantastic piece about why it is so important that practitioners do not use the Development Matters document as a 'tick list'. You …
Safeguarding for managers   We have recently published a series of articles about safeguarding for managers. They are aimed at new managers undertaking the management responsibility for the first time but would also be very useful as refre…

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