TRACKING DEVELOPMENT

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All children are assigned a keyworker who is then responsible for tracking and recording your child’s development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and your child will be
monitored in the 7 areas of learning. Observations will be recorded using a digital learning journal, which parents can access any time. This will include observations of your child,
photographs, examples of work as well as the tracking document following the EYFS.

Each individual child is planned for on a weekly basis. This is informed by the observations of the child noting their interests, play preferences, milestones & accomplishments.

Tara House uses Evernote software to host each child’s Learning Journal – to access your child’s learning journal we ask all parents to create an Evernote account. This simply involves
downloading the free Evernote App, providing an email address and creating a password for the account.

Once the Evernote account is created by the parent, we ask you to inform the Tara House office, whereby you will be sent an invitation to access your child’s journal.

For reassurance regarding Evernote’s high levels of security please visit their site. With this software in place you can check your child’s development and gain a wonderful insight into their nursery life. We also host two parents’ evenings a year for meetings with key workers to give you feedback on your child and work collaboratively with parents to plan next steps.

We ask parents to get involved – helping us to set achievable goals for your child. Parents are also invited into the nursery to conduct mini lessons or to read a story etc.
We strongly believe in good parent partnership and value your input.