Goal 1 - Settle in and become a confident learner
First milestone: "Children gradually separate from their main carer with support and begin to build a good relationship with their key person. Children watch others play, from a position of security."
Second milestone: "Children’s relationship with their key person grows stronger and they separate from the care giver with increasing confidence at the start of the session and become involved in their play. Children use their key person for reassurance and ‘touch base’ with them as and when needed"
Third Milestone: "As children’s confidence grows they now explore the nursery environment more readily, playing for longer periods of time on self-chosen activities, often alongside peers."
"Children take part in pretend play, communicating and negotiating with their peers. As their ability to persevere grows, the may challenge themselves with more difficult activities or respond positively to adults setting challenges."
Fifth Milestone: "Children show perseverance when faced with difficulties. They begin to comment about their learning and show pleasure / pride in their achievements. Children play and learn more collaboratively and for longer periods, taking part in more challenging activities & reflecting on their progress."
Final Milestone: "Children demonstrate that they are developing their metacognition. They reflect on their learning, sometimes through their scrap books, Evidence Me or during play. They comment on their thinking and how they go about their learning/ Children are able to reflect on what helps them when they find things difficult and what enables them to persevere."