Guidance for Early Years/Year R settings

EMTAS documents for Early Years and Year R settings

EMTAS has produced a quick-reference guide for settings that details key aspects of good practice in relation to provision for young children who are learning English as an additional language and for Traveller children.

For advice relating to how staff in Early Years settings can support the development of speaking and listening skills of young children for whom English is an additional language, download this EMTAS guide

EMTAS has produced a checklist for settings to use to help them review their current practice in relation to children learning English as an Additional Language and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and their families. Download the checklist

This comprehensive guidance on practice and provision in the Foundation Stage (Early Years and Year R settings) was written by EMTAS practitioners.

Wiltshire EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service) has produced a version of Development Matters with EAL annotations, an extremely useful document for settings working with EAL children and families.

Published January 2019 by the Bell Foundation, "Guiding principles and strategies for practitioners working with learners who use English as an Additional Language
(EAL) in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings" is available as a free download. Download this guidance - make sure you check the box "EYFS Guiding Principles and Support Strategies.