What is EYFS tracking?

What is EYFS tracking?

The purpose of the revised Salford Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) tracker is to enable parents and practitioners to support children in meeting their potential by ensuring they are making progress in all areas of their development at the right rate according to the child’s age and stage of development.

What is good progress in EYFS?

A child’s achieves a good level of development, as defined by the government, if s/he meets the expected level in the early learning goals in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language), and in the specific areas of mathematics and …

Why is children’s progress tracked?

The primary reason for tracking children’s progress during their formative years is to assist in providing a picture of their development. It’s also used in establishing areas that the child may require additional support. Tracking and needs identification can only be done through the use of the best EYFS tracker.

What is assessment in EYFS?

Assessment in the EYFS is of two main types – on-going assessment which is what practitioners do on a daily basis to make decisions about what the child has learned or can do already so as to help the child move on in their learning – this is sometimes called ‘formative’ assessment because it informs the next steps …

What is a tracking observation in childcare?

Tracking observations are a method that can begin at any point during a day and wherever a child is within their environment. It helps to collect evidence that identifies a child’s current interests and the duration that different activities hold an individual’s attention for.

What are the legal requirements for keeping records in early education settings?


  • Records Must be Kept on all Children.
  • The Design of Records and Forms Must be Approved.
  • Children and their Families Must be Informed about their Records.
  • The Practitioner Primarily Involved Should Complete the Record.
  • All Relevant Information about Children and their Families must be Recorded.
  • How is progress measured in EYFS?

    The EYFS uses early learning goals (ELGs) to measure and assess the progress of children in childcare settings. The ELGs stretch across the 7 learning and development areas of the EYFS. The EYFS gives an indication of the kinds of things that children should be able to do by the time they reach the age of 5.

    How much progress should a child make in a year?

    It is important to remember that every child’s rate of progress varies at different times, and your child’s progress will also vary. However, it is generally expected that most children (of all abilities) will make about two sub level points’ progress in the course of a school year.

    Why is tracking important in early years?

    The purpose of tracking children’s development in the Early years is to provide a picture of the child’s progress and to identify any areas for further support.

    How does tracking children’s progress can enhance learning?

    As parents, tracking your child’s progress at the early stages of learning is essential. It provides a picture of the child’s progress and identifies areas that need extra support.

    Why is assessment important in Eyfs?

    Assessment of Learning It enables the teacher to determine what level the child is working at and what skills and knowledge they have attained. As a result of this, the teacher can plan learning experiences that enhance their development and build on previous skills, promoting progression and continuity of learning.

    What is an assessment in childcare?

    ​Assessment is carried out to see what children and young people know, understand and are able to do. Assessment covers: The ways teachers support and assess children’s learning and monitor progress and identify next steps in learning.

    Are there any free EYFS tracking documents and sheets?

    Split into ages and stages, from birth all the way up to Exceeding ELG, these free EYFS tracker sheets include a range of formats so you can choose the layout that best fits your needs, using the EYFS ages and stages, 7 areas of learning and early years outcomes.

    How can I track my progress on the EYFS?

    Use these EYFS assessment materials to track and monitor progress in CoEL, Areas of Learning and Key Skills from birth to ELG and Exceeding. There is a range of different formats of EYFS progress trackers to help identify next steps for individuals or the cohort as a whole.

    What are the recording sheets for EYFS for?

    Our EYFS assessment recording sheets are a great way to monitor and record progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage, from birth to ELG. Recently Viewed and Downloaded ›

    What are the different EYFS observation templates pack?

    This pack contains a selection of EYFS observation sheets and templates that can be used when observing children as they play and learn. There are four different observation templates included in this pack: These have all been designed to provide options for early years practitioners to use when observing young children.