Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)

Meeting the individual needs of all children lies at the heart of the EYFS and it is important to deliver personalized learning, development and care to help children get the best possible start in life.

Effective assessment involves analyzing and reviewing what is known about each child’s development and learning so that next steps to learning can be planned to meet their individual needs, this is called assessment for learning under the EYFS.

Formative Assessment - is assessment based on observations, photos, video, things children make or draw, information from parents etc.

Summative Assessment – is a summary of all the formative assessments done over a longer period and makes a statement about a child’s achievements. The EYFS Profile is the summative assessment used to review children’s progress along the early learning goals

These assessments are used to form Individual Learning Programs (ILPs) for each child which is included as part of the termly information for parents. Barnies fully understands supports and endeavors to comply with the ethos devised through “Every Child Matters”. It aims to have regard to the Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), in order to provide a welcome and appropriate learning environment for all children. It is our aim to help all children reach their potential.

The parents’ role in sharing information regarding children’s progress is vital and Barnies encourages this liaison through daily contact with the key person, attendance at parent’s evenings etc.

As part of the EYFS requirements it is also important that Barnies shares information with other EYFS providers that the children attend and parental consent is essential for us to be able to do this.

When children become eligible to start school Barnies requests that parents are involved in the completion of a summary document which is sent to the school they will be transferring in to. We liaise closely with the schools into which the children transfer sharing information and inviting teaching staff into the setting. Schools consistently provide positive feedback about the transition from Barnies to school and children settle quickly into their new environments.

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@ Hadlow


This Barnies is situated within the grounds of Hadlow Primary School, near Tonbridge, and has been registered since January 2004.


@ Hop Farm


This Barnies is situated within the grounds of the Hop Farm Country Park, near Paddock Wood, and has been registered since 1999.


Head Office
Head Office

Head Office

Established since 1996 primarily for nursery care Barnies now provides an all encompassing child care provision for parents with children from birth to eleven years.

British Values

British Values

Barnies actively promotes the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs.

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Emphasis is particularly put on play with planned opportunity to learn through their play. Practitioners have a vital role in this learning process and need to draw on their understanding of care, teaching techniques and a knowledge of child development.