Ofsted doesn’t recommend a specific approach to planning
It’s up to you to determine and justify your approach. This is set out in paragraph 55 of the Ofsted inspection handbook for early years providers.
However, the EYFS framework (paragraph 1.15, page 16) states that your planning must reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and allow you to adjust your practice appropriately.
Your planning should also cover the 7 areas of learning and development, as set out in the framework (paragraph 1.6, pages 8 to 10).
See our summary of the updated EYFS framework, effective from September 2021, to find out more.
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It sets out how the school will meet the early learning goals (ELGs) by setting smaller objectives for each half term. For example, to meet the