View Full Version : First child starting 8th oct. obs on entry ?

26-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Hi all

I have my first child starting on the 8th of October. I know I will have the all about me sheet but are you expected to carry out observations straight away ! does anyone have any links to observation advise please ?

Thanks emma

27-09-2015, 08:17 AM
I make masses of obs straight away- this is in some ways the easiest time as everything is new to you- obs on how they sit/crawl/walk, are they holding a cup/bottle, how they settle in, what they say/understand, how they concentrate on things etc. I do some with photos as proper obs which parents love to see, and some as general 'starting points' assessments as one big obs on Tapestry.
Parents bring All About Me and that feeds in to it as well. I keep observing and assessing against EYO over first 4 weeks and then make a summary report after 4 weeks and sit with parents to discuss, as well as discussing how we are feeling about everything (settling in, any concerns, how new job is working out if mum just back to work etc).
Everyone has their own way and we all tweak it and change all the time!

27-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Brill thank you moggy