Observation, Assessment and Planning

When working within an Early Learning and Childcare setting, it's important that you understand how to observe children.

Max 20 persons
(ex VAT)


Observation is central to all that we do for children; we use it to assess their development and find out their interests. This allows for challenging activities to be provided for the children to progress their learning and development.


This course is designed to recap the curricular guidance to show how it influences the way in which you observe and assess the children’s development. The course will also give some best practice pointers on how to plan for children’s development.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate what the Pre-Birth to Three National Guidance and Curriculum for Excellence are
  • Distinguish between different learning styles and understand how to support these
  • Explain Hart’s Ladder of Participation and its implications for your practice
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of good observation
  • Identify different techniques for observation and assessment
  • Explain what the best practice points are when it comes to planning.

Who is this course suitable for?

Early Learning and Childcare training staff and practitioners

Call us or email to book

You can book places on our courses by calling our central office on 0800 783 1103 or email [email protected] - or click on the green button to get a call back.

How it works

We are flexible with training numbers so please call us with your requirements. We can then work something out for you.

Max 20 persons
(ex VAT)
Duration 5-6 hours

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