Welfare requirements: quick reference

We have extracted all the safeguarding and welfare requirements that are relevant to out of school clubs from the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2024), and reformatted them to form an easy-to-use Quick Reference Guide for Out of School Clubs.

To slim down the requirements we have removed any that are irrelevant to our sector, such as child ratios for childminders or reception classes in maintained schools. Each requirement is cross-referenced to the appropriate paragraph of the Statutory Framework so that you can quickly refer back to it.

All out of school clubs must ensure that their policies reflect any changes arising from the Statutory Framework. To make this process easier, after each section in the Quick Reference Guide we list the affected policies from our template documentation sets.

The Quick Reference Guide is now available as part of the EYFS for OSCs Pack but members of the Out of School Alliance can download it for free.
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More information

You might also find the following articles useful:
Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Key Changes Guide
Early Years Foundation Stage 2024 
Key changes to practice guidance
New Ofsted inspection guidelines
Key changes to Ofsted regulation framework

Related template packs

You can purchase our template and information pack:
EYFS for Out of School Clubs