‘Assessment plays an important part in helping parents, carers and practitioners to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support.‘
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, DfE (2017)
Assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice. It plays a vital role in ensuring parents, carers and practitioners recognise children’s levels of development and progress over time. Through ongoing assessment, practitioners will grow to understand children’s levels of achievement, interests and learning styles. They will then be able to plan relevant and appropriate learning experiences for each child.
Sample proformas and Excel documents linked to the EYFS are provided as examples for you to personalise then use to record assessments and track children’s progress.
The progress summary matrix has been developed to track children’s progress between their initial starting points in reception and their EYFS Profile results at the end of the reception year.
You can find information about our bespoke training packages, in-house training opportunities and training courses in our Services for Early Years Providers Brochure 2018-19. The training calendar for 2018-19 has information about dates and venues for each course.