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Effective planning at Caban Kingsland in Holyhead, Anglesey

The setting has embraced Curriculum for Wales and practitioners have developed a highly effective approach to responsive planning. They have struck an excellent balance of allowing the children to make their own decisions about where and with what they would like to play, alongside their own plans and knowledge about what skills different children need to develop. This is particularly important and effective for children who may be experiencing challenges to their learning. This balance of open access free play, combined with a wonderful range of resources, and the practitioners’ skills in knowing when to intervene and when not to intervene, is highly effective. Their whole approach is based upon developing every child as an individual. This allows the children to develop their confidence, resilience and self-esteem effectively.