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Physical Environment Checklist


If you want to be sure that your setting is as effective as possible in providing for children’s physical development then this document is for you.

Physical development is one of the three prime areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is divided into 2 aspects:Mo ving and handling and Health and self-care.

This checklist is an audit that is designed to help you look at the environments you provide to promote physical development within your setting. Depending on the ages of the children you care for, some statements will be more relevant than others.

It is divided into sections for moving and handling and health and self-care to make it easier for you to link observations around learning in these areas. It is recommended that you include other staff members if you have them. As you work through the checklist, tick the column that most reflects your setting.

Once you have completed the checklist, it will help you to identify any areas where changes may be helpful. You can then use the Action Plan at the end of this document to record any changes you wish to make.

This downloadable resource is included in Annual Membership