Services For Education provides a wide range of professional development opportunities to enable schools and education providers to meet the requirements that are set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We can offer a wide range of courses such as EYFS networks, meaningful observations, assessment moderation, outdoor learning, new to EYFS, transition into Year 1, paediatric first aid, safeguarding and many more.

These include centre based, in house-sessions, bespoke consultancy and in school training, and EYFS reviews, depending what will meet your establishment‘s needs.

Services For Education work with hundreds of settings across Birmingham and offer a wide variety of centre-based and bespoke options.

There will be something to suit your organisation and staff.

We are incredibly lucky to have such a broad range of expertise within our team and the capacity to offer you exactly what you need from EYFS training.

Due to the challenging circumstances faced by schools in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, statutory introduction of the RBA has been postponed to Autumn 2021. Instead, schools have the opportunity to sign up to the RBA Early Adopter year.

Participation is optional, even after signing up. Data gathered from the Early Adopter year will not be used for the purpose of the progress measure. 

The RBA is an activity-based assessment of pupils’ starting point in:

  • language, communication, and literacy
  • mathematics

The recruitment window for schools to sign up opens on 25 June and closes on 24 July 2020. Schools who choose to participate will receive assessment materials shortly before the October 2020 half term, with the optional assessment window opening for six-weeks after the October half term. Find out more here.

A podcast about the proposed reforms to the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.

The Dfe launched a consultation back in October and they want your views about the proposed changes. The consultation closes on the 31st January so I thought it would be useful to talk through the key proposals to support you for when you respond to the consultation.

For more podcasts, webinars and online courses covering a range of different topics please visit our Digital Resources page, here.

On a half-termly basis, we send out a newsletter about topics relating to the EYFS. 

This includes resources, podcasts, webinars blogs, important updates and upcoming courses that may be of interest to those working in Early Years. 

You can view previous content on our EYFS newsletter homepage here. Or feel free to sign up, using the form below.

Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms
The aim of this consultation is to seek views from interested parties on proposed changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage.

Reception Baseline Assessment Video for Parents – Department of Education

For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.

“It’s been a great day, networking with other schools and talking about early writing and how it links with other areas. It is great to get ideas from other practitioners and see resources and documents.”  Hannah Plaskett – Yardley Wood Primary School

“I found this very informative and found the way the course was delivered to be interesting and varied.” Natalie Gaynor – Harborne Primary School

“Serena was brilliant and tailored the day to pitch our needs, experiences and discussions.” Samantha Richards – Heathfield Primary School

About the Author: Serena Caine – Education Adviser – EYFS

Serena Caine, one of the school support advisers at Services For Education

Serena works as an Education Adviser for Services for Education and over the past ten years she has largely worked on EYFS CPD training, School Improvement and Profile moderation.

She became an accredited EYFS profile moderator in 2009 and leads a team of 15 experienced teacher based moderators for the EYFSP statutory duty on behalf of Birmingham LA.

Serena’s began teaching over 25 years ago and has extensive experience, particularly of working with children in the early Years. She firstly qualified as a Nursery Nurse; then completed a BA (hons) and PGCE in Early Years (0-8) and during her teaching career she taught EYFS, Key stage one and two so has a wide breath of experiences.

Due to her interest in education research when she was teaching she completed an action research MA in Education which focused on eyfs and assessment.

Serena is extremely passionate about providing all children with quality early years education so that they can build on their strong foundations for future life long learning.

If you have any questions or would like to get in contact with Serena, please email hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk or call 0121 366 9950.

what we offer

Online Course

Online Safeguarding


Leadership and Management

Update for Existing DSLs on Safeguarding and Child Protection

Multiple Dates

Leadership and Management

Supervision in Safeguarding

Multiple Dates


New to EYFS

Tuesday 6th Oct 2020 & Tuesday 19th Jan 2021


EYFS Network Meetings

Multiple Dates


Assessment Briefings for Senior Leaders

Multiple Dates

Curriculum Area Training

I Love to Write in the EYFS

Thursday 7th Jan 2021 & Wednesday 5th May 2021


New to Assessment in the EYFS

Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021

Curriculum Area Training

Metacognition and Learning in the Primary School

Friday 12th Feb 2021

Leadership and Management

School Improvement Partner Services


Leadership and Management

Career Progression

Wednesday 16th Jun 2021

Leadership and Management

Recovery Curriculum Bespoke Support