Approaches to Planning in Early Years

The purpose of planning is to ensure we meet the needs of young children across all areas of learning.  The guidance on this page can be used to enable practitioners to have the flexibility to individualise planning approaches which are most appropriate for them. Click on the links below for further information.

Approaches to Planning in Early Years Guidance Document 

ELC Planning Audit Tool

Using Floorbooks

Early Level Benchmarks

Curriculum Overview Documents

Examples of Good Planning Practice

Phrases to Help with Planning

For children who attend more than one setting for their funded Early Learning and Childcare it is important that we have processes in place whereby we can share relevant information in order to best meet each child’s needs.

Each setting should seek consent from the child’s parents/carers for any information sharing. Sharing information with split placements template.

If you would like further support developing your approaches to planning, please contact your Early Years Education Support Officer.