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Child Centred Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Child Centred Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

June 2019 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

Planning for learning in the EYFS is not a simple task.

Planning can be daunting, time consuming and ineffective. It is easy to fall into the trap of planning for activities and topics, rather than planning for learning. 

Be better, more confident and effective at planning for learning in the EYFS with this book.  

*Explore the wider context of children's learning
*Make professional, informed decisions to support all children
*Use statutory and non-statutory guidance appropriately
*Be responsive to children's individual needs
*Capitalize on learning opportunities as they arise
*Be an advocate for child-centred planning



PART ONE: Overview of Planning in the EYFS
1 The Planning context
2 Principles of planning
3 Observation, Assessment and the Planning Cycle
PART TWO: Planning for Learning
4 Planning for the specific areas of learning
5 Planning the learning environment
PART THREE: Planning for ages and stages
6 Planning for babies and toddlers (0-23 months)
7 Planning for two year olds
8 Planning for pre-schoolers (36-47 months)
9 Planning the reception class
PART THREE: Ensuring quality and outcomes
Ch 10 Monitoring and evaluating the quality of planning

This book provides useful information on planning in the child centred environment. Particularly useful for preschool teachers and primary school - Junior infants or reception level, when planning play focused activities with a child led approach.

Dr Marguerita Magennis
Early Years, Portobello College
September 30, 2021

This will be ideal for students who are going out on placement and are asked to plan activities to align with children's development. It will also be a good point of reference for those students doing the Graduate Practitioner Competencies

Mrs tanya richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
August 13, 2019

This is practical and comprehensive introduction to planning which will be useful for our level 4 and 5 students who are preparing for placement. The case studies and reflection activities provide helpful ideas for discussion points in sessions.

Mrs Mary-Louise Maynes
Department of Education Studies, Bishop Grosseteste University
August 16, 2019

An excellent resource for student practitioners to consider how the child can be central to their practice in planning for effective learning in the EYFS.

Miss Louise Stafford
Department of Education, Oxford Brookes University
November 26, 2019

I am using this with my level 3 students as well as Foundation Degree students.

Mrs Julia Prescott
Health, St Helens College
September 3, 2020

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