It's a big day for the early years sector with the publication of the report of the Tickell Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The review was commissioned in July last year by the Department for Education with the intention of making the EYFS less bureaucratic, with plans to implement its recommendations from September.
The final report is full of proposed changes to how the EYFS operates - probably the ones that will capture most attention are recommendations to cut the number of early learning goals from 69 to 17, and a change in focus to three 'prime' areas of learning.
You can read initial reaction to the proposals from the BBC and the Guardian. Also very useful is this page from Nursery World's website which has a series of articles reacting to the review's publication, including a list of key points, a brief interview with Dame Clare Tickell herself, and other useful information.
To read the full text of the review, click here. A further report providing information on the evidence which the review considered is also available.