• Does the practitioner have a clear understanding of why the activity has been chosen?

  • Does the practitioner have clear understanding of expected outcomes?

  • Does the practitioner show awareness of the Characteristics of Effective Learning?

  • Does the practitioner watch, listen and responds to children?

  • Does the practitioner ask open ended questions and give children time to respond?

  • Does the practitioner engage in effective dialogue with children?

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

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

  • Does the practitioner support children's independence and confidence?

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

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

  • Does the practitioner behave as an excellent role model for children to copy?

  • Does the practitioner support children to recognise and respond to their own physical needs?

  • Does the practitioner attend to children's personal needs?

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  • Practitioner's signatures:

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