Assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice. It plays a vital role in ensuring parents, carers and practitioners recognise children’s levels of development and progress over time. Through ongoing assessment, staff develop an understanding of children’s levels of achievement, interests and learning styles.
Assessment is carried out in everyday practice in keeping with the early years framework. In the Summer Term assessment is made against the early learning goals as an indication of each child’s development journey to inform parents and their year 1 teacher.