Observation, Planning and Assessment

We believe that careful planning is required to ensure that play is of a high quality. A Key Person (member of staff) is assigned to your child to ensure that they are engaging in the right kind of activities. This helps to plan future experiences and opportunities to build your child’s knowledge, skills and abilities which will lead to new learning and development.

Planning for your child will consist of:


These can be significant moments that have been observed either at nursery or within the home environment. The Key Person, other team members, parents, grandparents or anyone else in contact with your child can contribute and they are detailed observations of the play and experiences your child engages in.

Photo, Videos and significant examples of work

These will help to highlight what your child enjoys in the nursery and where their learning is progressing.

Individual interest sheets learning (planning)

These focus on your child’s particular interests based on the observations made by the Key Person and yourselves. It is this information that helps the Key Person to plan experiences that support the interests and future learning of your child.