||<p>The statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets the standards
for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years of age. This
includes the minimum staff to child ratios that all early years providers must comply
with, which is referenced in section 3 of the framework here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf"
</p><p>Ofsted inspects early years settings against the EYFS statutory framework,
which includes ensuring that safeguarding and welfare requirements are being met.
As at 31 March 2019, 95% of early years providers were rated good or outstanding by
Ofsted, up from 68% in 2010.</p>