We assess how children in the setting are learning and developing through regular observations. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as photographs and evidence of children’s work, to document their progress and extend on their learning.
We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessments by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.
We make periodic assessment summaries of children’s achievements based on our ongoing development records. These form part of the children’s record of achievement.
We keep a record of achievement for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children’s record of achievement is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership. Your child’s record of achievement helps us to celebrate together his/her achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for his/her well-being and to make progress. Your child’s key person will work with you to keep this record. To do this you and she will collect information about your child’s needs, interests, activities and achievements. Parents can request access to view their child’s developmental records at any time. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress and plan activities based on your child’s individual needs and interests. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child move on to the next stage.