Observing, Assessing and Mapping Children’s Progress Through the EYFS


Course Details

This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their professional skills in observing children, understanding their development and identifying their next steps. Keeping the focus on the child, we will look at how to make respectful, professionally informed judgements about children’s learning, development and progress.

On the day, Di will share with you her Observation and Assessment Toolkit as well as examples of learning stories and narrative observations. This will enable you to look more deeply at children’s development, thinking and learning.

Keep children at the centre of learning and take a holistic view of their development.

Learning Outcomes

•Link observations and assessments to EYFS themes and principals, statutory duties and Ofsted requirements.
•Gain insight on current DfE proposals and consultations for the EYFS.
•Understand the Observation and Assessment Toolkit, and the new self-evaluation.
•Use the development map to support good practice in the observation, assessment and mapping process.
Course Date Tue 07 May
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, Subject Leaders, Teachers, TA's and Foundation
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £50

Course Tutor

Di Chilvers
Di is an advisory consultant in early childhood education having worked in the early year’s sector for over 40 years. She works collaboratively with partners, settings, schools and LAs across the country. Her work focuses on children’s creative and critical thinking and following children’s interests, ideas and fascinations through observing children, understanding their development, listening to their conversational talk and trying to understand their thinking.