Quality Teaching

We know from the revised Ofsted inspection handbook (updated April 2021) and provider feedback that Ofsted inspectors are focusing on quality teaching during inspection. We have provided you with guidance to help you focus on planning for learning, teaching British values and teaching so children learn.

Read our quality teaching guidance:

Planning for Learning

Teaching British Values

Teaching so Children Learn
 

Ensure your curriculum supports every child

• Read the new educational programmes in the EYFS 2021 – you will find published guidance from DfE (Development Matters) and the sector (Birth to 5 Matters) to support you.

• Think about the balance of child-initiated and adult-guided play – as the child gets older, the EYFS states that you will need to increase the number of adult-guided experiences you offer.

• Note that Ofsted inspection is not about what topics or themes or schemes you follow or whether you are a Forest School or Montessori setting. Ofsted will ask, ‘What is it like for a child here?’

• Think about how well you balance child initiated and adult-guided play through the week.
 

Childcare.co.uk have provided you with a series of provision planning, themed planning and continuous provision planning guides, updated for the new curriculum expectations.
 

Provision Planning for the 7 Areas of Learning Guidance

Read our Provision Planning for the 7 Areas of Learning Guidance

 

Themed Planning Guidance

Read our Themed Planning Guidance
 

Sample Continuous Provision Planning Guidance

Read our Sample Continuous Provision Planning Guidance
 

Guidance to Help you Support Children's Schemas

Read our Guidance to Help you Support Children's Schemas
 

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