Hi all have been working a pre school and still working towards my qualification have a year left until I qualify but I am so confused by observations/next steps. I don’t understand how the development matters work and can’t find anything online. The setting I work at use tapestry so for example if I wrote an observation ‘Bethany created a repeated pattern using the bricks of two different colours alternatively. She focused on this activity for approx thirty minutes’ I would then put as the next steps ‘opportunities to create more complex patterns using to colours or possibly more’ where do the development matters fit into observations like would they be a random 30-50 of what they can do or what they can do next from the development matters? Also I’m confused because people say observations link to each other but after reading other staffs observations they don’t link. So if I my next step is ‘opportunities to create more complex patterns using two colours or possibly more’ would this be my next observation? And so on. At my setting they write an observations just on whatever the next step is but I’ve been told by a reception teacher who is a friend of mine not to observe moments to meet this weeks observation quota because it s a waste of time and needs to be ‘wow’ moments. But this how they all do it at my setting? Any help would be amazing.