About Us

Early Years Fundamentals is a research, training and consultancy company, led by the needs of the early years private and voluntary sector.

We assess the needs of the sector termly through the extensive analysis of Ofsted inspection reports and prepare a response to trending Ofsted actions and recommendations through audit tools, practical guides, publications, training, and consultancy.

We offer low cost, high-quality services that enable leaders, managers, teachers, and practitioners to assess practice for themselves, providing everyone with the confidence and knowledge to lead quality improvement and manage change effectively. 

Our aim is to support settings to be in the best possible position to meet the needs of their children and to meet the ever-changing requirements of legislation and Ofsted. 

Our services are underpinned by academic research

and evidenced-based practice

Our ultimate aim is to keep you

on the right side of a good inspection outcome!

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Meet the EY Fundamentals Team

Our specialisms

  • Leadership and management

  • Change management

  • Gaining consistency across multiple organisations

  • Performance management systems

  • Quality assurance/improvement systems and processes

  • Preparation for inspection/post inspection support 

  • Teaching and learning

  • Meeting the needs of children

  • Safeguarding

  • SEND

  • Policy into practice

  • The welfare requirements

  • Risk management

  • Project and programme management

  • Information management

  • Business planning

  • Marketing

Our focus group

We work with our Facebook group members to test out what works before we release new documents to the sector. 

All our members are invited to take part in trialing new materials and participation is open to anyone regardless of inspection grade to ensure that we cater to the needs of everyone in the sector. We can have between 60-100 settings trialing new material at any one time.