- Use your knowledge of the EYFS to provide rich sensory experiences that stimulate curiosity and investigation and enable children to make progress in all areas of Learning and Development.
- Help children to feel secure and confident to tackle new challenges by building on what they already know and can do.
- Help children to make sense of their experiences by providing a commentary on what they do and are achieving.
- Be clear about the purposes of play and other activities. Provide well-planned play experiences that catch children’s interest and through which they can make progress and achieve things.
- Value children’s spontaneous play and make effective use of unexpected opportunities for children’s learning that arise from their play, everyday events and routines.
- Provide activities that engage the children’s interests to motivate them and sustain their learning, for example, by setting up role-play areas that reflect the children’s current interests or putting appropriate models in the sand tray to enable them to take their interests to a further level.
- Achieve a balance between child-initiated spontaneous play and activities that adults initiate and guide.
- Evaluate your provision in relation to children’s choices and achievements, so that you can find out if activities are enabling all children to make as much progress as they could.
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