Thursday, 1 September 2011

The adult role in supporting learning & development

The practitioner's role is to create a learning environment that is rich in resources and materials, and purposefully supports the development of concepts, by constructively engaging with children - effectively scaffolding and extending their learning.
'Provide materials that support particular schemas, for example, things to throw, for a child who is exploring trajectory' (EYFS 2007, p79).
By adhering to such guidance, practitioners will be able to maintain their continuing focus on the developmental interests and needs of The Unique Child.

Stella Louis works as an early years consultant for the London Borough of Southwark. She is also a trainer and co-author of Again! Again!

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