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Early Years Exemplification Materials

Pre-Profile Exemplification materials photo

We are very pleased to annouce the launch of the 

Southwark Early Years Exemplification Materials.

The materials based on the Development Matters (pdf, 651kb)are designed to support Early Years professionals in the moderation of assessments prior to children reaching the Early Learning Goals at the end of the Reception year.

The materials have been developed in collaboration with early years professionals in schools and are designed to help practitoners make accurate assessments of children from 16-26 months emerging to 40-60 months developing across the 17 aspects of learning.

Frequently asked questions
What are the materials?

The materials cover the 17 aspects of learning in the foundation stage and are a series of photographs and written observations of children engaging in learning.

Each observation exemplifies a particular phase of development and are designed to help professionals make accurate assessments of children from 16-26 months emerging up to 40-60 months developing.

How much are the materials?

Copies of the materials are priced at £25.00 each for early years provision within the borough of Southwark.

Copies of the materials are priced at £125.00 each for early years provision outside of the borough of Southwark.

How do I buy the materials?

Follow the link below to pay to make payment. You will directed to the Southwark payment pages where you will be required to fill in a simple form and then make payment using a credit card.

What happens next?

Once payment has been received and verified you will be emailed a link to access the materials. This process can take up to 1 working day to complete. The link will only be emailed to the address provided when payment was made.

If you do not recieve the link 2 working days after you made the payment please contact either or

Please note that you only have permission to use the exempification materials within your own provision for your own use.

We respectfully request that federated schools or providers with multiple settings purchase a copy for each school or setting.

Do the materials come in the form of a printed book? The materials have been designed to be downloaded onto a mobile device and do not come in the form of a printed book. This will enable us to provide you with updates of the materials that can be downloaded onto your devices quickly and with no additional cost.
What will the proceeds from the sale of the materials be used for? Any proceeds will be used to support activities for early years professionals in Southwark such as the Early Years Conference and other CPD opportunities.

If you have any questions or would like further guidance to make the best use of the materials please contact your Early Years Consultant.

For professionals in the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector please make contact with the Early Years Quality Improvement Team

We would like to extend our thanks to all the schools who contributed to the materials
Ann Bernadt Nursery School The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overie Dulwich Wood Federation
Goose Green Primary School Heber Primary School Kintore Way Nursery School
Nell Gwynn Nursery School Pilgrims Way Primary School Rye Oak Primary School
And a huge dept of thanks also goes to Peter Rogers for sharing his time and expertise with us in the production of these materials.