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Planning and Curriculum Materials

Supporting practitioners to get to know the unique child in partnership with the child’s parents and any professionals involved with the child's development.

The planning resources support practitioners to get to know the unique child in partnership with the child’s parents and any professionals involved with the child's development, in order to use this information to inform the planning and personalise learning opportunities. These include:

Planning for learning template

All about me template

Knowing me Knowing You

Child passport

Curriculum Materials for the 21st Century

This information allows practitioners to download material which offers practical ideas for you to try across all areas of learning. (Although references may no longer work the information remains relevant).

Books and Stories

Construction

2D and 3D Creativity

Imaginative Play

Information and Communication Technology

Investigation and Exploration

Knowing Myself

Mathematical Concepts

Physical Activities

Sand and Substance Play

Sounds and Music

Speaking and Listening

Water Play

Writing

Good practice: top tips and considerations for effective provision

Two leaflets compiled after consultation with Leicestershire practitioners to get their top tips for provision opportunities for Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World:

Expressive Arts and Design

Understanding the World

Best approaches to play and learning clarifies the role of adults who support and enhance young children’s learning.

Guidance for Early Years Consultants (EYCs) is also relevant to School Improvement Partners (SIPs) and leaders/managers of Early Years settings (including headteachers, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) coordinators and leading practitioners).

Playwork Experience

How to conduct a Risk Benefit Assessment using ‘Playful Risk: Risk Benefit’ toolkit

NCB What is Play

Best Play

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