Answered By: Sarah Purcell
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2024     Views: 79032

When citing the EYFS, the author is the Department for Education (DfE). If you want to use the acronym DfE, you should include the full department name and acronym when you first cite the Department for Education. For example:

Department for Education (DfE, 2023)

The full reference uses the Cite Them Right Harvard webpage format. There are now two frameworks - one for group and school-based providers, and one for childminders.

Department for Education (2023) Early years foundation stage statutory framework for group and school-based providers. Available at:
statutory_framework_for_group_and_school_based_providers.pdf (Accessed: 25 January 2024).

Department for Education (2023) Early years foundation stage statutory framework for childminders. Available at:
statutory_framework_for_childminders.pdf (Accessed: 25 January 2024).