We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs of the children, to document their progress and where this may be leading them. We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.
We provide written termly summary of children’s achievements based on our on-going records.
The setting keeps a learning journey for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children’s learning journey is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership. Your child’s record helps us to celebrate together her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and to make further progress.
Your child’s key person will work with you to maintain this record. To do this you and she/he will collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child to move on to the next stage.
Key workers and your child
Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom they are responsible. Your child’s key person will work with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, they will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, will help your child to benefit from the setting’s activities.