The staff at Hutton Pre-school are making the transition to ‘In the Moment Planning.’  The Introduction of Anna Ephgrave’s book describes this:

“Planning in the moment is nothing new.  It is exactly what a responsive parent does with their child every day.  It is exactly what skilful practitioners have always done.  Every time an adult looks at, and listens to a child they are assessing and “planning” how to respond.  These assessments and plans are based on the adult’s observations of the child in that moment and also draw on any previous knowledge of the child.  The response is “planned” in the moment and is uniquely suited to that unique child in that unique moment.  The adult will be considering (either consciously or instinctively) whether they can add anything in that moment to benefit the child.  If so, they will respond and interact accordingly, supporting the child to develop.”