Children are assessed from the point of entry in to the nursery until they leave. We use this process of ongoing assessment of the children’s strengths and areas for development to inform future planning for activities.
The main strategy for assessing the children is to observe them whilst they are carrying out activities. We then record our assessments in an individual profile for each child. This is passed on to subsequent teachers, and ultimately the child’s primary school.
When the children are two years old, we are required to carry out a progress check of their devlopment. This is completed in conjunction with the parents and a copy is sent home.
Asssessments and progress are discussed with parents regularly, either at Consultation appointments, or more informally at the end of a session if appropriate.