We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs of the children, to document their progress and where this may be leading them. We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home what are they interested in and how they, as parents, are supporting development.
We make periodic assessment summaries of children’s achievement based on our ongoing development records. These form part of children’s learning journey of the time spent with use . We undertake these assessment summaries at regular intervals, as well as times of transition, such as when a child moves into a different setting or when they go on to school.