Introducing Planning in the Moment: A child initiated approach to learning.
What is ‘in the moment’ planning?
What does this mean for my child?
Children learn the most through deep engagement in play. This is also why we dislike calling children out of their play to come and do an adult activity that they are unlikely to fully engage with. We will be encouraging children to take risks in all elements of their play – whether that be physical, mental or personal challenges.
What about Progress?
Anna Ephgrave coined the phrase ‘in the moment planning’ and introduced this in her school, Carterhatch. The Early Years was graded ‘Outstanding’ in 2013 and in the most recent 2018 OFSTED inspection. We are following her guidance and have been lucky enough to attend her training course recently. We hope to be able to apply Anna’s theory and practice across the nursery in the next year and that you will be able to see the benefit to your child.