EYFS guidance: Observation and Planning - factsheet
EYFS guidance: Observation and Planning - factsheet
Observation, assessment and planning all support children’s development and learning. Planning
starts with observing children in order to understand and consider their current interests, development
and learning.

Observation describes the process of watching the children in our care, listening to them and taking
note of what we see and hear.

Assessment: wWe assess children’s progress by analysing our observations and deciding what they tell us. We also need to find out about children’s care and learning needs from their parents and from these we can identify the children’s requirements, interests, current development and learning.

Planning: we plan for the next steps in children’s development and learning. Much of this needs to be done on the basis of what we have found out from our own observations and assessments as well as information from parents.