Parent area

 Your child’s development

At Ambergate & District Playgroup we work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. See the EYFS Parents Guide for more information.

Your child’s learning and development gives an overview of what to expect at each stage of the EYFS.


We use a diary system for the children to record their own learning and experiences at Playgroup. They are unique to them and freely accessible throughout the session. If you’d like to look at their diary then please help yourself on either drop off or pick up, the children are always so proud of their work.

We monitor children’s progress at three points throughout the year, once per term, and at the end of the academic year all children receive a report from their key worker. Children aged two will also have a two year check completed between their second and third birthday. We are passionate about the children not being aware that we assess their development, so their diaries do not contain any of this information. Instead we keep this separately, and your child’s key worker would be more than happy to share this with you at any point.