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Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage

1st Edition

By Sandra Smidt

David Fulton Publishers

134 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.

Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.

Planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage complements the six Learning area books in this series by explaining the basis of clear planning and how it links to careful observation and assessment. Useful examples are provided throughout, Planning across the Early Years Foundation Stage will raise awareness of what is needed within early years settings, explain the who, when and whys of observation, assessment and planning, and makinguseful links to each of the other books in the series.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. To plan or not to plan 2. Understanding development: planning for learning 1 3. Understanding development: planning for learning 2 4. The Statutory Framework: getting it to work for you 5. Building a planning system 6. Significant moments 7. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

About the Author/Editor

Sandra Smidt is a writer and consultant in Early Years education.

About the Series

Practical Guidance in the EYFS

This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage  making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which  good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning.  Each book includes:

  • Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups
  • Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories
  • How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context.

The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Professional Development