Continuous Provision Planning

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Your provision – your learning areas – do not need to be defined or zoned in a home childminding environment. They will flow through your house and garden and support children’s learning through the resources and equipment you provide for children to use.

The following activity planning guides are based on continuous provision: the toys and games you always have available for children and link closely to the 7 areas of learning of the EYFS and are similar to themes, topics or medium term plans, to give you ideas for activities and planning for the EYFS aged children in your care.

Introduction to Continuous Provision Planning

This guidance links continuous provision planning to learning intentions. It has been provided to support early years providers recognise the amazing flexibility of their continuous provision:

Linking your Continuous Provision to Learning Intentions

Book of the Month

Building and Construction

Community Links


Daily Routines

Fiddly Fingers

Healthy Living

Letters and Sounds Phase 1

Making Books

Mark Making

Messy Play

Multicultural and Diverse World

Music and Movement

Outside Play


Role Play

Sensory Play

Singing and Dancing

Social Stories

Story Sets


Treasure Baskets

Visual Timetables

More EYFS Resources

Changes to the EYFS from September 2021

Planning Overview

Curriculum by Age

Provision Planning Guides

Themed Planning

Schemas and Schema Play Guides

Child Development Guidance

Quick Assessment Checks

Assessment Toolkits

Progress Check at 2


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