Planning for Learning

The foundation of our planning is embedded in our individual children's interests, fascinations and abilities.  We use the knowledge that we have of the children to plan;


Our continuous provision: so it is safe, interesting and engaging


Activities: so they are exciting, challenging and child centred


Experiences: so they are relevant, inspiring and engagning.


Interactions: so there is a balance of adult and child led learning interactions. 

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Observation and Assessment

We make regular observations and assessments of children's individual interests, skills and abilities.  We use these to plan meaningful, challenging and fun activities and experiences which will promote learning and developmental progress. 

Formal Assessment

While assessment is an ongoing aspect of provision, we also use periodic summative assessment to ensure children are making good progress in all areas or to identify any gaps in learning or development.  

Summative Assessment

We carry out summative assessments at regular periods during a child's time with us. 

Starting Point Assessment

We start with a Baseline Assessment when the child starts, this helps us to get a good understanding of the child's interests and their current stage of development.  This allows us to plan engaging and exciting activities that are right for the child.

Two Year Old Assessment 

We complete a Two Year Old assessment which focuses on the child's personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development.  This is a statutory requirement for all early years providers and is often used to provide information for the child's Two Year Old health check.

Summer Term Assessment

At the end of each academic year we will complete an assessment looking at all areas of the child's development.