Observation, Assessment and Planning

Observation, Assessment and Planning

Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interests, and development of each child in their care, and must use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all areas of learning and development.

Practitioners are expected to use the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2021) Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), There is no single observation, assessment and planning system or format, as needs will vary across individual settings. 

Support for developing appropriate planning Curriculum planning - Help for early years providers - GOV.UK (education.gov.uk) and reducing excessive paperwork Reducing paperwork - Help for early years providers - GOV.UK (education.gov.uk) are available on the Department for Education (DfE) pages Help for Early Years. These pages also provide additional help with understanding the Educational Programmes for the 7 areas of learning and development.

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