• What is the focused adult led activity?

  • Is the activity set up to its full potential?

  • Does the practitioner show clear understanding why the activity has been chosen?

  • Does the practitioner show clear understanding of expected outcomes?

  • Does the practitioner show awareness of Characteristics of Effective Learning and how to differentiate the activity accordingly?

  • Does the practitioner know the focus children and record observations accordingly?

  • Does the practitioner engage in dialogue with the children?

  • Does the practitioner ask open ended questions?

  • Does the practitioner watch, listen and gives the children time to respond?

  • Does the practitioner model language well? (Letters & Sounds/Phonics)

  • Does the practitioner encourage the children to express their thought and use new words?

  • Does the practitioner support the children to gain independence and confidence?

  • Does the practitioner encourage children to speculate and test ideas through trial and error?

  • Does the practitioner encourage children to explore and solve problems?

  • Is the practitioner an excellent role model for the children to copy?

  • Evaluation of observation and action points to take forward:

  • Strengths:

  • Coaching, training and mentoring needs identified:

  • Overall judgement:

  • Nursery Manager signature:

  • Practitioner signature:

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