Training / Event Details


Effective and Efficient observation, assessment and planning in the EYFS for Childminders

TJIS COURSE IS NOW CANCELLED 12.4.19 LC This course is recommended for child-minders, child-minding assistants new to EYFS or as a refresher.


The topics covered include Role of the adult.
Key features of high quality observation.
Using observation to inform planning.
Assessment and tracking.


The Ofsted Early Years inspection handbook states - “Practitioners make regular and precise assessments of children’s learning that they use effectively to plan suitably challenging activities. They observe carefully, question skilfully and listen perceptively to children during activities in order to re-shape activities and give children explanations that improve their learning.”
The statutory framework states – On-going assessment is an integral part of the learning and development process. It involves practitioners observing children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles, and to then shape learning experiences for each child reflecting these observations.


As a result of attending, delegates should:
  • Understand the importance of observation and recognise when significant learning is taking place.
  • Recognise high quality observations and how to plan for individual children from this.
  • Be able to make assessments against Development Matters and track children's progress

Booking Information

Customers will be provided with tea/coffee on arrival and mid-morning.
We recommend that you book your place on this event as soon as possible to ensure a place is available, and so that suitable resources and any special dietary requirements can be provided for you.

We know that if you have booked onto an event you will usually have arranged cover and be looking forward to the day. However, if circumstances change and you find you will be unable to attend a session you are booked onto please cancel via as soon as possible. You will not be expected to incur the course fee if Ofsted are inspecting your school on the date of the event. However, if a place is cancelled for any other reason schools will be charged the full fee if a place is cancelled within 21 days of the event.

Please be aware that some venues will not be able to honour requests for special requirements (e.g. dietary) if you have not booked a place more than 10 days before an event/network.

If you have any questions, please call 01609 798864 or email

18 May 2019 09:30 - 12:30

School Improvement and Early Years Service
Contact Provider

Date and Time

18 May 2019 09:30 - 12:30


Pavilions of Harrogate (Please / report to reception on arrival), Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ


Jane Tart