Children's Learning and Development

Children at water tray








Areas of Learning:

Early Language

Communication-friendly environment audit (2021)

High-quality interactions poster (2021)

Supporting early language - booklet

Top 100 Nursery Rhymes and why they are important

Expressive Arts and Design

Expressive arts and design - being imaginitive audit

Expressive arts and design - using media and materials audit (2021)

Reception - music planning example


Early Years maths audit (2021)

Maths from a story (2021)

Numbers and Patterns audit (2021)

Reception - maths weekly plan (2021)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Letters and Sounds -progression of skills phase 1 (2020)

Phase 1-5 phonics assessment booklet

Phase 2 phonics grid

Phase 3 phonics grid

Phonics lesson observation (2020)

Phonics tracking through phases

Phonics weekly plan 2018

Planning for phase 1 phonics

Physical Development

Movement Play

Physical development audit


Guided reading proforma - example 1 (2021)

Guided reading proforma - example 2 (2021)

Guided reading proforma - example 3 (2021)

Reading record example (2021)

Understanding the World

Tips for technology with 3-5 year olds


Annotation sheet for early writing - fiction example (2021)

Annotation sheet for early writing - non-fiction example (2021)

Developmental stages of writing

Understanding key elements of narrative writing

Writing toolkits example (2021)


English as an additional language (EAL) 

EAL observational assessment of stages of learning English (2021)

EAL reflective audit (2021)

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

EAL policy - settings 2021

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 (2021)

Impact of Pupil Premium funding template - Reception (2021)

Pupil premium policy

Equality and Diversity 

Equality Act 2010 - guidance


Early Years Transition pack

EYFS home visit policy

EYFS progress check at age two

Good learner poster examples (2021)

Home visits - information for parents (2021)

Intervention impact example (2021)

OCC school readiness booklet

Observation, assessment and planning (OAP)

Adult-focus planning example (2021)

Are you listening to me?

Continuous provision planning proforma - example (2021)

Learning journey scrutiny for settings

Outdoor focus planning example (2021)

Outdoor provision planning example (2021)

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

Reading, Writing, Physical assessment

Reception - medium-term plan example (2021)

Reception - fine motor intervention plan - example 1 (2021)

Reception - fine motor intervention plan - example 2 (2021)


101 outside play ideas

EYFS Play Audit - Malleable Play/Sensory/Investigation (2021)

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)