Monitoring the Quality of Education in EYFS
This publication has been written primarily for school leaders, especially headteachers and principles of primary and infant schools. Leaders of early years should also find the publication useful to help them check coverage and sequences of learning in both nursery and reception classes. Firstly, the book is sectioned into the three prime areas and four specific areas as in the framework for early years. For each section there is a focus on 3 and 4 year olds (effectively nursery) and for reception-aged children. For each section and age group a number of tables have been created, which starts with the break down outlined in Development Matters. To the right is a ‘proposed learning sequence’ which has four parts following on from each other as indicated by the arrows. To the bottom right is either an end of nursery expectation for the area of learning or an early learning goal, this is marked with a ‘c’. The part coloured in red is specific to the activity being suggested. In addition, on the bottom left, marked ‘d’, there is a set of six key vocabulary words of phrases for each aspect. The last section provides you with a breakdown to help with the monitoring.