Observation and Assessment
We assess how young children are learning and developing through observations using an online learning journal ‘Tapestry’. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs or videos of the children, to document their progress and see where this may be leading them. We believe that parents know their children best and we will ask you to contribute to their assessment by sharing information about what your child likes to do at home and how you, as parents, are supporting their development.
We make periodic assessment summaries of children’s achievement based on our on-going development records. These form part of children’s records of achievement. We undertake these assessment summaries at regular intervals, as well as at times of transition, such as when a child moves into a different group or when they go on to school.