In this section you will find information relating to policy and delivery.

The Department for Education and the Department of Health have published a policy statement on the foundation years, setting out our vision for reform. We know that there have been huge improvements in maternity and early years services over the past years, but it is important that we review and refresh what we do and how we do it in response to changing pressures and new developments.

We want a system that is led by the professionals who understand how best to deliver these services, so we have worked closely with experts in the early years sector to produce our publication, collaborating on a new vision for the crucial foundation years of each child's life.