As a registered childminder I am required to ensure that any child in my care between the ages of birth and 5 follow the EYFS. All childcare settings are required to do so.
The EYFS sets the standards for learning, development and the care of young children.
In terms of Learning and Development the EYFS sets out 7 areas of learning; which consist of 3 prime areas:
It sets out the foundations of future learning, and is based around a childs unique individual needs. More information about the 7 areas of learning is available here
As such regular observations will be undertaken to ensure that your child is advancing in all areas of development. Also to ensure that the activities that I am providing are relevant to the childs needs, and to assist me in identifying your childs next steps.
Children aged between birth and 5 years will be provided with an ongoing learning journal, and regular observations. Parents will be kept informed of progress daily, and are able to access journals and observation information relating to their child whenever they like.
Further information regarding the EYFS is available here.