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Hoping someone can clarify where my son should be to be on track. He is currently in nursery and I keep seeing things that say children in nursery shouldn’t be expected to do things in the 40-60+ as that is for reception year. However he is an autumn born so is already 52 months so surely if he is only in 30-50 he is behind as he is older than that?
By the start of Reception children should be working between 30 -50 months secure and 40 - 60 months beginning to be on track, depending on age and a number of other factors.
Just go and have a conversation with his key person or Nursery teacher and see if they think he is on track to achieve GLD by the end of Reception.
Tbh, I really wouldn't worry at this stage. Young children learn different thing at different pace.
My ds was one of the older child(winter born), and he was ticked for something under 40-60, but some weren't in 30-50, in nursery. It was quite clear that they haven't observed it, since I knew he can do it.
If your ds is not achieving something within 30-50 and you think it's the problem, just work on it.
Thanks both, I have no concerns about him, he can already do some things in the 40-60. I was just curious as to why you see so often that the 40-60 is for reception children when a lot of children are within this age at nursery.
I think it had lots to do with "measuring progress". If children arrive in reception meeting the 40-60 goals, then it's v hard for reception teachers to show they have made any progress, so I think they are often encouraged to keep them at age appropriate levels. Also, when you look on detail about what it means to be meeting the eyfs goals at 60 months, it's actually quite involved. I felt the same way "Dd can do this".... But then when you look at the moment criteria, they are quite high for a child to be fully meeting them. I agree a child in preschool may be working towards these goals, and achieve some of them, but this link shows in a bit more detail what it means to be meeting/exceeding these targets www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/childreneducationandfamilies/informationforchildcareproviders/Toolkit/Exploration_of_Expected_and_Exceeding_EYFSP_%2520descriptors.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjGya2TsaHZAhWDLcAKHftNA58QFjAAegQIERAB&usg=AOvVaw2KGKdOEL49iXsGlnTmTfHF
30-50 is beginning and middle of nursery, then continues for the last term too, however this can also include 40-60+ at this point (obviously some children are achieving these earlier anyway, but this is expectation wise). Then first term and a half is 40-60+ with the last term and a half leaning more towards the early learning goals.
Sorry that should say first term and a half of reception
Often a child in an early years setting may be meeting many of the statements in the 40-60 the prime areas - communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development, but yet to achieve many statements in the specific areas - literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive art and design, and these are areas of development which are more likely to be achieved in reception
Some of them will be working towards the 40-60 month goals, a couple will have achieved some of them, but it's important to ensure that they're REALLY secure in the lower age bracket first. It's not a race to the end and the school will like them in the lower age bracket, as they'll be able to show more progress.
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