This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born until the age of 5, the early years experiences should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure and their care, development and learning needs fully supported. The EYFS framework was developed with a number of early years experts, as well as parents, and exists to support all professionals (working within the EYFS) to help your child as best they can. In 2012 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use and also with greater emphasis on the parents role in helping their child develop.