Hello all, I'm a recent PGCE Early Childhood Education graduate and I have been looking into tutoring. A few agencies offer tutoring for children within the Foundation Stage and I have mixed reactions about this. The EYFS focuses upon learning through play and there are many opinions about how much of this is child-initiated and how much of this is adult-directed/initiated. During my teacher training in 3 different schools, 2 of my placements were in the EYFS and the class teacher/school had very different views on this. My first placement was a balance between child-initiated and adult-directed learning with a VERY structured day whilst my other placement was mainly child-initiated and very free-flowing. This latter placement only has 10-15 minute sessions of Maths and Phonics focused sessions each day, whilst the first placement these sessions lasted much longer. I feel in love with the free-flow, child-initiated ethos placement school and absolutely loved the experience and felt that this ethos was not only beneficial to the children but also to my own way of working and personality. It is this stumbling block that makes me reluctant to tutor this age group rather than Key Stage 1 and upwards. I love the Early Years and I know this is where I want to be, so has anyone got any experience of tutoring EYFS children and if so, how did you do it, go about it? Etc. I am also a firm believer in learning through play regardless of whether a child is in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 etc; I just can’t seem to get my head around it for tutoring EYFS children. Thoughts anyone? P.S. Sorry for the ramble. I do it. Often.