Planning & Next Next Steps
Planning for the children is completed weekly by all key persons. The planning is a mixture of adult and child led experiences.
Observing children can be achieved through a wide range of things including watching, interacting or being around a child and noting down their actions and anything new.
Observing and planning process is a continuous cycle and is based on every child’s individual interest. Next developmental steps are planned for by your child’s key person following observations made.
The EYFS (2014) is used as a guide to support and provide clear learning intentions.
Observations will also be linked to the 3 Characteristics of learning
Playing & Exploring - Engagement
- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning - Motivation
- Being involved and concentrating
- Keep trying
- Enjoy achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically - thinking
- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things
Next steps and making progress
Children learn and develop differently therefore every child is planned for individually having their own personal next steps to develop.
Practitioners will share your child’s next steps with you and discuss experiences to plan to move your child forward and make progress.
Your child will be given 17 next steps. This will cover one step in each area of learning displayed in the EYFS 2014 Development Matters.
Your Key Person will discuss with you the activities and experiences they are planning for your child to develop their next steps. Please ask at any point if there are activities you could be doing at home to aid this as you will be asked to support your child’s learning at home.