EYFS and Planning

"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."

- Abraham Maslow.

At Big Time Pre-prep, we use child-led planning, which follows the children’s interests. We do this by using in-the-moment planning for our weekly planning, where we lead the plan for the week from research, enquiry and exploration.

In the moment, planning allows children to lead their learning; the children are involved in every aspect of the plan. The benefits of child-led in-the-moment enquiry-based learning are children show higher engagement and interest as they have been involved in the planning. In addition, in the moment, planning promotes self-confidence, independence, involvement and concentration and supports children in regulating their emotions.