At present, E2P is taking part in discussions with the Birth to Five Matters team to see how the new document can be incorporated into our programme, giving customers the option of using both Birth to Five Matters and the new 2020 version of Development Matters.
In the meantime, our website/app will allow observations to be quickly completed and filed under the different areas of learning, with direct access to the 2020 Development Matters statements. As both documents contain the same headings for areas of learning, the Birth to Five Matters document could easily be accessed via an additional tab on a tablet or computer (or even hard copy), allowing teachers/practitioners complete flexibility. Having access to a combination of supporting material from either or both documents will assist in monitoring children’s development/progress and identifying areas of concern. Areas of concern can be recorded and closely monitored via the interventions button and can be updated quickly and easily for sharing with professionals and parents.
The team at E2P hope this helps our customers to understand where we are on this journey to support teachers/practitioners in the introduction of the new ‘Statutory Framework for EYFS’ and the supporting documentation ‘Birth to Five Matters’ and ‘Development Matters’ 2020.