Observation, assessment and planning resources

Explaining the OAP cycle

Observing, recognising and responding to children’s funds of knowledge and interests 

Using the observe-plan-cycle to co-construct the curriculum with children

Professional reflective practice

Case study: Involving other professionals

Case study: Using OAP as quality improvement

Examples of OAP process:

OAP seen in case studies on Characteristics of Effective Learning

A Celebratory Approach to SEND Assessment in the Early Years

Observing Children’s Development Part 1, Early Education Journal  

Observing Children’s Development Part 2, Early Education Journal

Reflecting on the reflective cycle, Sightlines article

The role and responsibility of documentation, Andrea Sully, Sightlines

Teaching and Play in the Early Years – A balancing act? Ofsted

A Know-how Guide: the EYFS progress check at age 2

Creating the Picture

Progress Matters

Realising the Ambition, national practice guidance for early years in Scotland

Te Whāriki, New Zealand early years practice guidance