(2nd April 2014) . . .
the Government has published an updated version of the EYFS to
take effect from 1 September 2014. The good news is
that there have been no changes to the areas of learning and development
themselves (including the early learning goals). The only changes seem
to be in Safeguarding and Welfare.
Want to manage your EYFS paperwork
in an easy, consistent way?
In the EYFS observing and assessing children's progress and planning the next steps
in their learning are important.
Early years outcomes are closely
looked at by Ofsted.
We all find paperwork
a real pain ... but we've done our best to make it as painless as
possible with Trackers.
They are really simple to use and make the whole recording process so
popular ... over 40,000 copies sold!!
exactly are Trackers?
has his/her own Tracker book. It is divided into the Prime
and Specific Areas of Learning. You record the child's progress and
plan the next steps in a simple format.
Alongside the early years outcome
statements we have added examples and prompts to help you (in
the example/sample page, these are highlighted in yellow)
... here is a jpeg of the page,
if you don't have Adobe.
There is space for your observation and
assessment comments, and a box for your progress and planning notes.
An EYFS Progress Check for 2 year-olds sheet at the
end of the Prime areas of learning.
An EYFS Transition report (at 5 years) at the end
of the Specific areas of learning.
Online examples of completed Progress
Downloadable Progress check sheets (in
Word format) if you want them separately (you could add your own
logo, for example). Here are the two reports in Word format -
EYFS Progress Check at Age
2 .... EYFS Transition
Here are some
sample pages from
Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Making relationships.
Included also is the EYFS Progress Check for 2 year-olds.
Here are two examples (in Word format) (Ruby
of completed Progress Check at Age 2 reports to give
you some help. Here they are in pdf format if you prefer
A nursery (Horn End) has kindly provided some
examples of completed pages that you might find helpful.
In addition, the guidance notes the nursery management passed on to the
team are really good ... and they are happy for us to share these:
On page 6 of each Tracker is an example of
how to complete
Next steps need to be recorded regularly It
is an objective factual record and not the place for subjective
The records should be professionally
written, neatly presented without spelling or grammatical errors
Show at a quick glance characteristics of
how each child is playing and learning
Indicate any contact with parents/follow up
It is a record
that normally lasts up to 4 years so planning notes need to be
bullet points and written in small writing.
do I order them?
5 - 9 copies
- 19 copies
20 - 49
- 99 copies
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