Children's Learning and Development

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Areas of Learning:

Early Language

Communication-friendly environment audit

Supporting early language - booklet

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design audit


Early Years maths audit

Everyday mathematical language in the EYFS

Maths from stories - A mathematics booklist

Maths vocabulary

Maths - reception and year 1 planning and links to NRICH

Numbers and Patterns audit


Letters and Sounds -progression of skills phase 1

Phonics observation in the EYFS

Phonics weekly plan 2018

Planning for phase 1 phonics


Shared and guided reading plan 2018

Understanding the World

ICT at home questionnaire for ELG (updated May 2019)

Tips for technology with 3-5 year olds


Understanding key elements of narrative writing


English as an additional language (EAL) 

EAL support audit

Identifying Children who are Learning English As An Additional Language(EAL) and who may also have Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD)

Stages of language acquisition for EAL children

Supporting children with EAL

EAL policy - settings

Guidance for Early Years practitioners on supporting children learning English as an additional language

Pupil Premium and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Ideas for the effective use of EYPP funding

Impact of EYPP funding template - nursery

Impact of Pupil Premium funding template - reception

Pupil premium policy

Equality and Diversity 

Equality Act 2010 - guidance


Development Matters

Early Years Transition pack

EYFS for parents

EYFS home visit policy

EYFS progress check at age two

Home visits - information for parents

OCC school readiness booklet

Observation, assessment and planning (OAP)

Activity focus verses teaching focus

Are you listening to me?

Development Matters – 30-50 Months in Polish

Learning journey scrutiny for settings

OAP booklet and templates

Parents - all about me - 0-11 months

Parents - all about me - 16-26 months

Parents - all about me - 22-36 months

Parents - all about me - 30-50 months

Parents - all about me - 40-60+ months


101 outside play ideas

EYFS Play Audit - Malleable Play/Sensory/Investigation

Movement play

Physical development audit

Promoting high quality play

Treasure Trove - 101 simple small group activities for 3 to 5 year olds


SEN support for providers

Early Years SEN toolkit

The local offer for SEN and Disability (SEND)