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 Good planning is key to ensuring that children's learning is effective and that they make good progress towards the early learning goals

Planning begins with a purposeful observation which enables staff to draw conclusions and plan next steps. However, an effective staff member will also draw on information provided by parents, as well as engaging with them to develop these next steps. Seen by many as a bit of chore with a paper-based system, the introduction of a Digital Learning Journey can ensure that short, medium and long-term planning is carried out effectively. Our guide explains:

  • How a Digital Learning Journey can enable better planning.
  • How to engage parents by incorporating activities at home into your planning.
  • How to use planning to identify observation or resource gaps.



Proper planning will ensure that babies and young children’s unique talents and abilities are effectively developed.