Observations, assessment and planning 

Ensure you are effective in evaluating and reporting on each child’s development

This introductory course will show you how to effectively observe, assess and plan children’s development. Using different techniques we look at the importance of the observation, assessment and planning cycle. Easily learn different techniques to add to your daily practice.

Course details 

Duration: Full and half day
Who should attend: Suitable for practitioners

What will I learn?

Key topics:
  • The EYFS
  • Practice assessment procedures and link these to current practice
  • Use assessments to plan next steps for children 0-5
  • Understand the importance of the characteristics of effective learning on the learning journey of a child 0-5
  • Observe, assess and plan for schematic behaviour in children aged 0-5
  • Brain development and child development
  • Tracking tools.
Full day additional topics:
  • How understanding brain development can help with planning
  • Tracking children’s progress and assessment tools.


    Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

      Weekday  Saturday 
       Half Day   Full Day   Half Day   Full Day 
    NDNA Member   £505  £699  £569  £765
    Non-member  £631  £806  £712  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email training@ndna.org.uk

“Excellent course, very informative and at the right level. I would definitely recommend.”
  - Trudy Burton, St. Mary’s Childcare Centre