Observing, assessing and planning across the early years: keeping the child at the heart of effective practice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Venue: NCVO, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL

Contact: Sarah Blacker member@early-education.org.uk, 0207 539 5400

Trainer: Vicky Hutchin, Early Education

Cost:      Members £125, or with early bird discount (until 23 August) £95

Non-members £170, or with early bird discount (until 23 August) £140


  • To ensure that your assessments value children’s all round learning, your observations feed your planning and support children’s progress.
  • To ensure the child’s achievements, learning and developmental needs are at the heart of assessment processes and pedagogy

Course Objectives

This course will help you:

  • develop practical skills in observing, analysing observations and planning from what you have found out
  • examine why observation is so crucial in supporting children’s learning
  • keep the children and their learning needs at the centre of your practice
  • find the most effective and practical way to make assessment processes manageable, across the EYFS age range
  • decide how best to document children’s learning to ensure it is fully used to support future learning
  • involve parents and the children themselves in all your assessment processes
  • make regular summaries of children’s achievements and create data
  • make use of data to improve teaching

Book online: www.early-education.org.uk/book-course

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