Assessment

Children develop quickly in the early years, and here at St. Edmund’s we aim to do all we can to help your child have the best possible start in life.

We use the government document: ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ to monitor your child’s progress from when they enter the Foundation Stage until they leave.

This document helps us to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It helps us to support your child’s learning and development, by closely matching what we provide to your child’s current needs.

At the end of Reception the children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals in each area of learning. 

In the end of year report you will be informed whether your child is:

  • Working towards expected levels of development – Emerging
  • Meeting expected levels of development – Expected
  • Exceeding expected levels of development – Exceeding

You can view the document ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ using the following link:

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf