Observation is a powerful tool in the Early Years – one that can be used to gain deeper insights into children’s interests, play behaviours and thinking. However, there are so many things to do in a day, that active observation can often be an afterthought, or a hurried event. How can observation be elevated and valued by all members of the EY team – from support assistants, through to educators and school leaders?
Join experienced EY leaders Maia Bassett and Lisa Kane as the conversation around our role as observers and researchers is initiated, explored and enriched.
- Discover the beauty in slowing down, waiting, and wondering
- Consider the practicalities as you build your observation skills
- Enhance play and learning with the child at the centre as you respond to your observations