Online Training Courses

The Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle

A 5 module course that examines and explores The Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle:

  1. Observations
  2. Assessing and Evaluating Observations
  3. Planning
  4. Review of the Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle
  5. Supporting others with the Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle



Inclusion and Early Years Practice published by David Fulton (March, 2015)

Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years published by David Fulton (June, 2014)

Observation, Assessment and Planning: Bringing it All Together published by Open University Press (April, 2013)

Chapter on Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Hodder Education’s Early Years for the Foundation Degree, edited by Dr. Francisca Veale (January, 2013)

These publications are available from Amazon or good booksellers.

Nursery World:
30 October 2008 EYP Update: Networks will boost confidence

09 April 2009 Early Years Professionals in Cheshire spread their expertise

01 October 2009 Careers and Training: Continuing Professional Development – Next steps from EYPS Kathy Brodie

12 Monthly sections throughout 2010 entitled “The Expert’s View” in the EYFS Training section

2011 Contributor to Nursery Management articles throughout the year

2012 Contributor to articles on EYPS

January to April 2013 A four part Practical Management Series, written with Des Forrest

06 September 2013 Early Years Teacher Part 1 – A new door opens

Early Years Educator
Professional Articles: Reflect and improve Early Years Educator (EYE), Vol. 12, Iss. 2, 01 Jun 2010, pp 15

Professional Articles: Schoolification of the early years Early Years Educator (EYE), Vol. 14, Iss. 12, 01 April 2013, pp7

Provision: Know your audiences Early Years Educator (EYE), Vol. 15, Iss. 07, 01 November 2013, pp 28  – 30

Provision: Using ICT in observations Early Years Educator (EYE), Vol. 16, Iss. 05, 05 September 2014 pp 14 – 16

Teach Early Years (used to be Teach Nursery)

Reflective Practice August 2015

Schema Spotting July 2015

Succeeding as a SENCO June 2015

So you want to be a SENCO April 2015

Sustained Shared Thinking Part 2 Jan 2015

Sustained Shared Thinking Part 1 Dec 2014

Planning Next Steps Oct 2014

Making Observations Sept 2014

Responsibilities of the SENCO  May 16th 2014

The Role of the SENCO  April 18th 2014

How to embed Sustained Shared Thinking in your setting  January 2014

The Importance of Sustained Shared Thinking November 2013

Practical Pre-School

Ingenious ideas for Schemas June 2015

Exploring with all the senses May 2015

Press and play for every day ICT April 2015

SEN resources for little outlay March 2015

Resources for SEN Sept 2014

How to get them talking October 2014

Small Talk
Getting to know the children in your care Small Talk, Wales PPA Publication, Winter edition 2011

The business of Social Media Small Talk, Wales PPA Publication, Summer 2012

Nursery Management Today
Building effective working relationships between managers and their EYPs, January 2013

Book review

Book review of Special Needs and Early Years by Kate Wall in the Journal of Early Childhood Research 2012; 10 pp. 226-227