OPAL (Observation of Play and Learning)

 Bringing back the joy of observing children in the Early Years

OPAL is an early years assessment system developed by Barnet Early Years Alliance (BEYA), a Federation of three nursery schools in north London. It aims to reduce paperwork, supporting practitioners to observe children without fixed agendas and build in time for quality reflection about children’s learning.

More information about the OPAL assessment system can be found here.


Early Learning Contacts

Nicola Theobald, Early Years Improvement Officer
Kate Hubble, Senior Foundation Years Consultant
Nicky Bale, Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant
Beth Osborne, Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three
Kate Irvine, Interim Foundation Years Consultant
Ali Carrington, Interim Foundation Years Consultant