This non-statutory guidance supports practitioners in implementing the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Development Matters is also available for free download from the Early Education website.
Celebrating Children’s Learning
A set of assessment materials has been developed by nursery schools across London to help practitioners to assess children’s learning and exemplify the progress they make, using the Development Matters guidance. They were particularly selected to show the Characteristics of Effective Learning in action. Every aspect of the seven prime and specific areas of learning is illustrated by real observations of young children’s learning in action, using a wide range of different styles and formats. Find out more