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can anyone please explain how from start to finish how the keyperson plasn to meet their key childs next step through planning

ie do you have 1 to 1 time with key children

 

do you split into keyperson groups and do specific actvities - is this a set time or during free flow

 

Also does anyone have a template of their keyperson planning they could share pls

 

thank you

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Each staff member has their group of key children and each week picks one of them to focus planning on. Based on that childs interests she thinks of a next step activity and that activity is put on the next weeks timetable. Also during the week she notes down any spontaneous interest shown by any of her children or observations from home and this can also be timetabled in as an extension of the interest the following week. Each activity will have a clear EYFS focus according to the longterm steps for this child. For example Callum has played with toy dinosaurs all week so his keyworker may plan to have the fossils out to focus on UW or the non fiction dinosaur books if her focus is literacy, Emily has made flapjacks at home with mum and so her keyworker will plan to look at cookbooks and plan a cooking activity for the next week, maybe using the writing of the recipe/ingredients as her EYFS focus. At each session we have 'choosing time' where these planned activities take place and everyone splits into their key groups but these are very flexible and child drift between the activities which take their fancy. hope this helps

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Do you operate free flow if so does choosing time happened during free flow.

 

I think thats what the keypersons are having the problems with 'fitting ' everything in

 

we have a whole gorup activity each day during free flow ie cooking Im trying to say to them- this can meet a childs next step and all the children still can join in- - I think they are looking at things to rigidly!

They then do a kp time at the end of the session and do an activity with a small group and this is how they are meeting next steps!

 

 

How many activities do you do each day- we are a full day care setting- they plan one am and one pm it may be that one activity is repeated during the week- so not necessarily 10 activities.

 

Do you plan a seperate activity for outdoors each day

 

 

sorry so many questions

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we have freeflow all day, except for the 10 minutes of choosing time. We give the children a warning that choosing time will be happening and then we ring a bell (or rather the child who is the helper of the day does) and we come together wherever most of the children are and that can be outside and each group is told what their activity is e.g. piglet group and Emily are doing cookery, tigger group and Callum are looking at fossils etc, the child then go to the activity of their choice and we always have a floating member of staff who plays with those children who don't want to do any of the 'choices'. We normally have activities inside and out so freeflow sort of still continues and as the children finish their activity they wander back into their choice of freeflow . The child who is the focus of the plan usually wants to do 'their' activity and they get to hold the soft toy which signifies their key group so get ownership over the activity from the start of the process

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