Off Holme Wood Road
Tel: 01535 610891
The Yearly Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) legally requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child's development, when the child is aged between 24 - 36 months, in the three prime learning and development areas of the EYFS:
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Communication and Language
The document is intended to support practitioners within the nursery who are undertaking the EYFS check. The check has been introduced to enable earlier identification of development needs so that additional support can be put into place.
As parents are their child's first and most enduring educators, their knowledge should be
reflected in both on-going communication and in the progress check.
Parents and practitioners should reflect together on what:
• Their child likes to do
• He / she is trying to master or has just learned
• New words / language structures are emerging and
• Particular interests or patterns in play and exploration are observed at the moment.
The progress check is underpinned by high quality ongoing, observational assessment
It will identify any areas in which a child may be developing at a faster or slower pace than the expected level of progress for their age and enable practitioners to plan activities to meet their needs.
It will ensure parents have a clear picture of their child's development
It will describe actions we intend to take to address any developmental concerns (including working with other professionals where appropriate)
• Will be carried out by the child's Key Person
• Arises from the ongoing observational assessments carried out as part of everyday practice in the nursery
• Is based on skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviour that the child demonstrates consistently and independently
• Takes account of the views and contributions of parents
• Takes account of the views of other practitioners and, where relevant , other professionals working with the child
• Enables children to contribute actively to the process
The nursery will plan to complete the Progress Check as soon as possible, after the child is two years old.
A copy of this document will be given to the parent / carer seven days prior to the check being carried out, so that the parent / carer is well aware of why the nursery is carrying out a progress check.
The progress check should be completed on a pink sheet, in accordance with the EYFS guidance notes.
A pink copy should be given to the parent.