I have a discussion planned for next week. One of the questions is:
Why is an individual plan necessary for some children in the setting?
To which I was going to say 'individual plans are necessary for some children as their specific needs cannot be met by the overall nursery planning. One of the themes of the EYFS is 'A unique child'. Each child is an individual and is different so it is important to focus on a child's individual needs as they develop at different rates. Planning for individual children's development and learning is a key requirement for the EYfS although plans for the children in the EYFS will also be linked to the six areas of learning.
The second part of the question is 'why is the overall plan for the setting not always suitable to meet each child's needs?
Does this not warrant the same answer as above?
Perhaps someone could give me their view. Thank you