Tailored for childcare workers in Early years settings it includes:
One of the things I really struggled to get my head around was the Learning Journeys and how best to organise them. My Learning Journeys are organised into the following sections: I update it every 4 months using a colour scheme to show which age bracket there are in and if they are beginning, developing or se The tracker is a great way to show how each child is making progress in my care by looking at where they are in relation to each of the age brackets.
I can quickly see if there is any gaps in the childs progress which then provides the basis of my next steps. I also direct parents to this if they are looking for further activities to do at home.
I use the Wow Moments sheet that came with the folder to detail any special achievements such as first step, eating independently, counting to 10 or learning to use the toilet etc.
Observations, Overall Summary of Development and Next Steps Originally I set up my folders so there was a separate section for observations, summaries and next steps but I found the progress of each child was jumping around too much so instead I now put all of these together and use a divider for every 4 months worth of paperwork.
So depending on when a child starts the next part of my Learning Journey will have all the observations from a 4 month period say January — April in one sections with a summary and next steps sheet at the end. Observations I probably have around 1 — 2 observations sheets a month for my part time children and maybe 2 — 3 for full time children.
I add a photo, description of the activity and a sentence or two about what I observed. Overall Summary of Development At the end of every 4 months I use this sheet to write a sentence or two about the where the child is at in each of the 7 areas of the EYFS.
There is also space for parents to write a few moments and date and sign. Next Steps I believe that there are two different methods to using next steps. Some childminders will write down next steps for a child to further extend an activity they may have enjoyed e.
The way I use next steps is to set some targets to bring the development of the child on. At the end of the 4 month period after I have completed my tracker and summary I look at any gaps in the childs development and set a couple of next steps to help them.
Age 2 Progress Check — This document has space to write a few paragraphs on the 3 prime areas, a space for documenting what the child does well and what they are working towards. EYFS Two Year Check Summary for Parents — this document has space to write a sentence or two on each of the 7 areas and tick which age bracket the child falls into as well as room for parents comments.
These sheets provide another great way to show parent interaction to Ofsted and I love to see what the Little Tots have been up to at home. Transition Documents A transition document can be a completed when a child in your care leaves and moves to another setting such as nursery or school.
How often do I update my Learning Journeys? I mostly try and complete them when children are sleeping and they love to look through the photos and artwork with me when they wake up.
I update the Development Matters document see above with just the date if the child has achieved the outcome Add a couple of observations per child Termly: I have found these Learning Journeys I pleasure to use and my parents have really enjoyed them as well. I have been given these Learning Journeys by Nursery Resources in return for my honest review.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.Since its launched in , thousands of Primary Schools across the UK have chosen to use EExBA year on year to record the starting points of children in their reception year. EExBA has remained a popular choice of on-entry assessment because it is based on the EYFS framework, making it very easy to use.
It. Revised EYFS Observation Assessment and Planning The following pro-formas have been written to support you with developing your planning and assessment formats to ensure that they reflect the language and ethos of the revised EYFS.
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