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Early Years Observation and Planning in Practice: Your Guide to Best Practice and Use Of Different Methods For Planning and Observation In The EYFS

This updated edition, matched to the 2014 EYFS and containing new cohort analysis guidance, is designed to help practitioners in all early years settings understand clearly and precisely how to best plan for and observe learning in the early years under the new framework. It features practical advice which aims to ensure that planning is:- clearly linked to observations and vice versa; balanced between adult-led and child-initiated learning.

This title also includes:

  • A section on common issues that practitioners might have in planning and observation, as well as best practice solutions

  • Tips on how to ensure your observations are effective and of high quality

  • Advice on how to ensure your planning is focused and relevant

  • Suggestions for resources to use in your learning environment

  • Tips on how to integrate the planning and observation cycle into your practice

About the authors

Jenny Barber is an independent early years trainer and consultant, who specialises in delivering training for local authorities and child care settings. She has previously worked as a sixth form tutor and nursery quality manager.

Sharon Paul-Smith is an early years quality improvement mentor for a local authority and also tutors qualification courses for early years. She has previously worked as a pre-school leader.

They are both regular contributors to EYE and Practical Pre-School magazines. They are both published authors.

ISBN: 9781909280243