Great changes to our practice & planning

WHAT IS NEW?
It is all change at Victoria House, we have updated our practice and our planning. We are now following the children’s interests and taking their lead on how they learn as individuals.

We are no longer planning ahead, and instead we are planning in the moment. We are already finding that the children are more engaged in play, they are calm, confident and more independent. The environment is equipped to meet the needs, interests and stages of development of each child.

WHAT IS PLANNING IN THE MOMENT?
Planning in the moment is all about seizing the moment for children to progress. Based on what the children are already deeply involved in, this way of planning relies on skilled practitioners using quality interactions to draw out the children’s knowledge and build on it there and then (in the moment). This means that the practitioner needs the skills to be able to see the teachable moment from the child’s perspective and be skilled enough to know when to intervene and when to stand back and observe.

Planning in the moment is all about capturing the moment of engagement and running with it to make sure the children progress.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE PARENTS’ NOTICE BOARD!