Approaches to Planning in Early Years

The purpose of planning is to ensure we meet the needs of young children across all areas of learning.  The guidance on this page can be used to enable practitioners to have the flexibility to individualise planning approaches which are most appropriate for them. Click on the links below for further information.

Approaches to Planning in Early Years Guidance

Approaches to Planning Online Training Using Floorbooks

Examples of Good Planning Practice

Planning Audit Tool

Early Level Benchmarks

Phrases to Help with Planning Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview Gaelic Medium Settings


Curriculum Overview Roman Catholic Settings

For children who attend more than one setting for their funded Early Learning and Childcare it is important that we have processes in place whereby we can share relevant information in order to best meet each child’s needs.

Each setting should seek consent from the child’s parents/carers for any information sharing. Sharing information with split placements template.

If you would like further support developing your approaches to planning, please contact your Early Years Education Support Officer.