Riverston Early Years Framework (REYF)
The Riverston Early Years Framework has eight areas of learning and development. These relate to the EYFS with the same prime areas of communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development. We then have a further five areas from 36 months, four of which follow the EYFS specific areas in literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design, and with a further area in thinking skills.
Our early identification profile involves close observation and interaction with the child. This profile can be used to identify a pattern of strengths and challenges that inform the next steps’ process. Building on the research of developmental theorists, our early identification models look beyond observation of the child in one setting and instead focus on building a picture of the child in different settings and with different familiar adults. We recognise that children develop and change rapidly in early years and have therefore created six monthly learning and development milestones.
Each child should be monitored on a 6-monthly basis using the appropriate early identification profile. Each time, a new polar chart will be produced (see below example). These polar charts will provide a visual representation of the child’s progress, clearly indicating any achievement strengths and gaps.
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