Learning and Development Observation, Assessment and Planning
Children are at the heart of our curriculum and we know that children’s development and learning is best supported by starting from the child, and then matching interactions and experiences to meet the child’s needs. The observation, assessment and planning cycle. On-going formative assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice. It involves observation of children as a part of all activities, which is most often held in the mind of the practitioner but may sometimes be documented, using this rich information to understand how a child is developing, learning and growing, and then planning the next steps for the adults in supporting and extending the learning.