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Reception: Observation, Assessment and Planning

Observation and assessment are different in reception and year 1 settings, largely due to the difference in teacher/child ratios. There's a separate area in the nursery and pre-school category for discussions related to FS1 settings

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SEF for Reception

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Early Years Foundation Stage Profiles

For discussions on Foundation Stage Profiles (FSPs) and Pre-school Profiles

458 topics
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The EYE-Profile

Informal user support forum for the EYE-Profile.

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School Curriculum and General issues

3,763 topics
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School Inspections

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Year 2 teacher discussions

Following requests from year 2 teachers teaching upper KS1 using FS approaches, we're making this forum available to help with discrete year 2 subjects.

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Foundation Stage Units

For discussion of FSU's which many members are starting to be involved with!

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Toggle %s Nursery, Playgroup, Children's Centre and Childminder discussions

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Observation, Assessment and Planning for Pre-school Aged Children

Discuss our articles/documentation, or start your own topics!

2,600 topics
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SEF for Pre-school Settings

74 topics
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Nursery Management Issues

Early years settings outside the state reception and year 1 system have different issues. Discuss them here!

3,493 topics
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Nursery Policies and Procedures

For discussion of methods and policies employed in Early Years settings.

1,261 topics
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Nursery Education Funding

249 topics
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Nurseries, CCs and Childminders: General Issues

2,695 topics
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Accreditation

The new accreditation schemes are beginning to be embarked on - whether you are PLA or use another of the many schemes available, come and discuss the issues here!

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Inspections: Nurseries, CCs and Childminders

482 topics
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Birth to Three

For discussing care and education of children aged 0 - 3 years.

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Committee members

This area is intended for the use of committee members and chairs, to discuss problems and issues confronting them. It's NOT intended as a platform to complain about committees! :-)

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Children's Centres

247 topics
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Registered Childminders

Discuss all things RCM Here!

416 topics
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Out of School Clubs

Including breakfast clubs, after school and holiday playschemes

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Toggle %s For discussion of non-setting based issues - Mix, mingle and chat!

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EYFS Statutory Framework

428 topics
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Development Matters

To discuss Development Matters Statements

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PRAMS and Progress Matters

The FSF 'Progress Reporting and Monitoring System' (PRAMS) prototype has just been made available to FSF members. Please feel free to join in discussions about the program, offer feedback or suggestions for further development and chat generally about Progress Matters.

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Tapestry


  1. Tapestry User guides/Tutorials

  2. Tapestry mobile app support

  3. Weavers Future Development Suggestions

  4. Tapestry Troubleshooting and Tips

  5. Parent Area

For discussion and support relating to the FSF Online Learning Journal service, Tapestry.

2,059 topics
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Practice and Provision / Curriculum general issues

A general area for discussion, queries or suggestions

767 topics
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Child Development

120 topics
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Inclusion & Special Educational Needs (SEN)

439 topics
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Training and Professional Development


  1. NVQs and SVQs

  2. Foundation Degree topics

  3. General Training Topics

  4. GTP, SCITT, etc

  5. EYPS

  6. BA in early childhood studies

Foundation Stage and Early Years degrees, NVQs, CACHE, etc. This forum is for students, lecturers and anyone who would like to help out, join in or just read!

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Research: Issues, Queries, Comments, Links

302 topics
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Men In Childcare

Well, it's fairly clear more are needed, don't you think?

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Article Discussions


  1. EYFS presentation

Forum for discussing any of the articles that appear on the Foundation Stage Forum site - comments, queries, suggestions etc.

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Resources: Queries, Suggestions, Links

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Topics and Activities ideas


  1. Christmas

  2. Growing

  3. Patterns

  4. Weather

  5. Seasons

  6. Ourselves

  7. Bonfire night

  8. Drama and Role Play

  9. Transport

  10. Night and Day

  11. Minibeasts

  12. Celebrations

  13. Snow and Ice

  14. The Farm

  15. The Sea

  16. Superheroes

  17. Diwali

Discuss all your creative ideas, or ask for inspiration!

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ICT

For discussion of computer hardware/software and other IT issues

202 topics
1,717 replies
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Nannies

10 topics
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For Parents!

Although this forum is intended primarily for the professionals who look after our young children, we welcome the involvement of parents. No need to restrict yourself to this forum, but if it helps to give you a base, we're happy to provide it!

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Forest Schools/Outdoor Provision

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Toggle %s Miscellaneous

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Children In Need

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Lounge/Golden Time


  1. Gardener's corner

  2. Cookery forum

Let off steam, discuss a great/bad day, arrange to meet at particular times in the chatroom, etc etc! Whatever takes your fancy. Conversations here are only visible to other subscribing FSF members!

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Red Nose Day

Do Something Funny For Money!

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Introduce yourself

Just registered? Come and say hello. Let us know what you do, what your interests are, and what you'd like to see in this forum. Welcome.

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** Fundraising **

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News from the EYFS world

201 topics
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News Forum

Foundation Stage Forum News

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Books forum, Book reviews, Book recommendations

For recommending books you have enjoyed, or for asking for recommendations. Includes children's books or books on child development or education.

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Ideas & Suggestions

There have been many ideas floated regarding possible future resources and articles the Foundation Stage Forum might consider adding. Bring yours here - and discuss those of other members!

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Vacancies!

A new forum area (October 2004) for members who need to advertise a job opening. Non-members can place a vacancy notification here by contacting us (About us - Contact).

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Settings Exchanges

For establishing links between settings: see pinned post.

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'Regional' forums


  1. Scotland

  2. Wales

  3. Northern Ireland

In response to requests from members in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, we've created sub-forums here. There are differences in regulations, philosophy and training which make it convenient to discuss them in a discrete forum area!

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