The Early Years Foundation Stage
From September 2016 we have changed our planning techniques and recording to ‘In the moment planning’.
This we feel will ensure the setting is more child-led. We have completely re-structured our way of storing our equipment in order to ensure the children are given more free choice during play. This we hope will give a more enabling environment and will allow the children to explore and investigate through their play. We are also asking parents to only bring children in using pumps for indoor and wellingtons for outdoor. Children cannot fully engage with their play unless they have the correct clothing and footwear to keep them warm and dry.
This system will also bring our parents into our planning structure and allow them a more in-depth sight into their child’s nursery life.
The cycle of observation, assessment, planning, observation is carried out on a moment-by-moment basis.
We aim to have approximately four ‘named focus children’ each week.
We are still keeping to the Key Person system and the home/school diaries.