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Assessing and Reporting

Assessment and Reporting


Assessment plays an important part in helping staff to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs and to help plan exciting activities. On-going assessment is a very important part of the development process and it helps us to understand their level of achievement.

From the day your child starts nursery we will create a ‘Learning Journal’. The aim of this is to document your child’s time in nursery using photographs, observations and pieces of work. These will show your child taking part in activities that are linked to the seven areas of learning and development that make up the Foundation Stage Curriculum.  


If your child gains any certificates, swimming awards etc. outside of nursery then please feel free to send these in and we will celebrate their achievements with all the children. Parent's are also welcomed to complete 'Bee Moments' which are forms parents complete to show their child has achieved something outside of school. We will celebrate these at school and they go on display for a month before being filed in the appropriate Learning Journey.


Parent's are invited into nursery three times a year for 'stay and play' sessions where you will meet with one of the adults in the setting and we will issue you with your child's next steps (targets) and you can look through their Learning Journey. Please note; these can not be taken home. 


At the end of the school  year, those parents of children  who are due to start school in the September, will be invited to celebrate their time in nursery at the end of the year graduation where your child's Learning Journey will be sent home.