Early Years Standards Framework
The Autism Education Trust (AET) Early Years Standards framework has been developed for those who are in a leadership position, whether that be leadership groups or individuals. The framework will support these leaders to enhance and embed inclusive practice and improve outcomes for autistic children. The framework can be used by leaders across a range of provisions from mainstream to specialist to support settings to reflect, plan and implement improvement processes.
These standards support leaders to meet the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021), the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice (2014), and their equality duties whilst complying with the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (2019).