I have been inspired to begin to document some of the projects I have been involved with by the fantastic people I work with. I hope that by sharing some of my work you will see how I could work with you and your teams to get things done and make a difference.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Moving Forward

Sharing my reflections on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2012 with a group of practitioners earlier this week this quote kept coming to mind.

Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

The ‘new’ ‘reviewed’ ‘updated’ ‘reformed’ EYFS is not a complete change so there’s no need to stop or be thrown off course; keep moving forward building on your good practice.

It is also an opportunity to reflect and make sure you’ve got your balance!

Read the key documents and make them work for you. Talk to your colleagues, your manager or head teacher and make sure you develop a shared vision and view of what the changes mean for you and your setting.

The government says it should:

  • reduce paperwork and bureaucracy;
  • strengthen partnerships between parents and professionals;
  • focus on the three prime areas of learning most essential for children’s readiness for future learning and healthy development;
  • simplify assessment at age five; and
  • provide for early intervention where necessary, through the introduction of a progress check at age two.

Go to to read and download all the relevant information.

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