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

  • Does the staff member show clear understanding of expected outcomes?

  • Does the staff member show awareness of Characteristics of Effective Learning?

  • Do they engage in effective dialogue with children?

  • Does the staff member watch, listen and responds to children?

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

  • Do they model language well?

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

  • Do they support children's independence and confidence?

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

  • Does the staff member enable children to explore and solve problems?

  • Do they behave as an excellent role model for children to copy?

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

  • Does the staff member attend to children's personal needs?

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  • Next steps:

  • Observer signature:

  • Staff member signatures:

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