Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Each child’s development is unique and special
At Somerville Nursery School we create an individual journal folder for each child in our school. Your child will be observed regularly by our Early Years Team who will make notes when they observe any new achievements and developments your child has made, this could be something your child has done, said or created. We will often take photographs as evidence too.
You can let us know how your child is developing at home by adding comments so that we as a staff find out about what activities your child enjoys at home. You can also send in your own photographs and comments about the learning they get up to at home, which we will look forward to reading about and as you are your child’s most important educators we value your contributions to your child’s learning journey. Staff will reference your child’s learning to the Early Years Outcomes so you will know which area of learning your child is achieving in and the age-band they were working in for that activity.
Your child will be nominated a Key Person when they start our Nursery. Using the developmental steps your child’s Key Person will note all your child’s achievements in each of the areas of learning and make suggestions for the next steps for your child. This informs our planning to ensure every child’s needs and interests are met.