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Draycott and Rodney Stoke Church of England First School

How is child development and early years specific subject knowledge supported?

We recognise the strengths across our EYFS team but acknowledge that the use of professionally written materials can support us to sequence learning, make accurate assessments and better understand child development. Sometimes we draw on these materials to introduce to new and exciting ways to learn. We reference Mary Sheridan's “From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress” (2021) to help us ensure appropriate expectations and accurate assessments.  The appendix document shows some of the other materials we have carefully selected with this in mind.