An essential resource for all educators and directors in early childhood settings. Assessment for learning—Documentation and planning for the EYLF explains how to observe, assess and plan for children aged birth to five and links to all aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework. This resource offers explicit guidance on what ideas about planning mean in practice.
Planning and observation are at the heart of any early years setting, and this straight-to-the-point guide gives a wealth of clear instructions on best practice in planning for young children’s learning, and observing their development.
Features include case studies of planning in real settings, sample planning sheets and support on balancing child-initiated and adult-led learning.
Different early childhood settings will approach this in different ways. There is no one set format that will suit all purposes or occasions, and so each sections concludes with things to think about that will help you and your colleagues decide how to set about these activities in ways that best reflect your philosophy, your children and their families, and the communities you engage with and belong to.