Effective Practice: Observation, Assessment And Planning

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Effective practice: Observation, Assessment and Planning Key messages Observation,assessmentandplanningallsupportchildren’sdevelopmentandlearning.Planning startswithobservingchildreninordertounderstandandconsidertheircurrentinterests,development andlearning. Observation Observationdescribestheprocessofwatchingthechildreninourcare,listeningtothemandtaking noteofwhatweseeandhear. Assessment Weassesschildren’sprogressbyanalysingourobservationsanddecidingwhattheytellus.Wealso needtofindoutaboutchildren’scareandlearningneedsfromtheirparentsandfromthesewecan identifythechildren’srequirements,interests,currentdevelopmentandlearning. Planning Weplanforthenextstepsinchildren’sdevelopmentandlearning.Muchofthisneedstobedone…show more content…
ThistableshowshowthePrinciplesofEYFSsupportAyesha’sdevelopmentandlearning. A Unique Child Thisactivity encouragesAyesha tobeseenasan individual. Shehasasenseof herownseparate identityandherlife athomewithher familyandherpet andthisisimportant toher.Sheis allowedthetime andencouragement totalkabouther feelings,which encouragesher emotionalwell-being. Positive Relationships Ayeshaisgivena ‘voice’andlearns thatshecanbe listenedtobyadults andotherchildren. Thisisalsovery powerfulforthe otherchildrenwhen theyhavetheirturn totelltheirstory. Ayeshagainsmore confidenceinthe adultsbyhaving theirsupportand encouragementand byherkeyworker(or mostinvolvedadult) givingherprompts andsupportbyfacial expression,body languageandverbal encouragement.This activityencourages positiveinteractions betweenthestaffand thechildrenasthey tellandlistentoeach other’sstorieswith theadultsshowing howtorespect thestory-tellerby listeningtothem. Enabling Environments Theobservation helpsthestaffin promotingresources thatencouragethe children.Theyrealise thevalueofthe special‘storychair’ andhowitmakesthe childrenfeelwhen sittinginit.Thestory chairisseenasan importantpartofthe environmentand childrenknowthatit isvalued. Learning and Development Thisactivityhelps everyonerecognise thateachchildisa valuablecontributor tothegroup –Personal,Social andEmotional Development(PSED). Italsoprovides opportunities forspeaking andlistening –Communication, Languageand Literacy(CLL).
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