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Planning for Children in The Early Years Foundation Stage

Good planning is key to ensuring that children’s learning is effective and that they make good progress towards the early learning goals.

While this section is about planning, you need to look at the Islington Guidance on observation, assessment and record keeping in the in the Early Years Foundation Stage by clicking on the Foundation Stage Link to your left hand side. These important aspects of early years practice are interlinked: effective planning is dependent on effective observation and assessment and vice versa.

Principles and Guidelines for Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Flow diagramWhile this guidance is about planning, you need to read it alongside the Islington Guidance on assessment and record-keeping in the Early Years Foundation Stage planning is dependent on effective observation and assessment and vice versa.

To support practitioners in developing effective and meaningful planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage, we have revised our principles and guidelines document and produced some amended formats for planning with children from birth to three and for children from two to five.

We have produced notes on how to use these formats and provided some completed examples. We recognise that you may wish to adapt the formats so have re-produced them here in RTF format. If you need further support on using the planning formats, contact the Early Years Foundation Stage team.

Pages within this section are:

  • Long Term Planning
  • Medium Term Planning
  • Short Term Planning

For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage document please see the link to the right hand side of this page

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