View Full Version : How many obs is enough?

28-11-2009, 01:57 PM
I have a child who comes 8 hours a week. She goes to nursery so they will be doing the bulk I guess and i have her after nursery 3pm till 5pm X 4 days.

Second one is a baby i have for 5 hours one day a week (and she sleeps for 2 and a half of these!)

How often should i be doing obs?

28-11-2009, 02:23 PM
i think for the baby just snap shot obs will be enough it is not about formal writyen obs it about showing progression in the childs learning e.g next steps and the evidence that you have done it(another snap shot ob)i think for the other child depending on age that will be enough to

Chatterbox Childcare
28-11-2009, 03:26 PM
I wouldn't do alot

Just view what they are doing and plan to what the next stage is. You could do this ongoing and maybe 1 activity a day (this has play included) and then 1 obs every so often (monthly)

28-11-2009, 03:51 PM
Thanks girls.

I've my insoection next week so just running through everything.

My planning i think is fine but worried i hadn't done enough obs.

Ta :thumbsup:

Chatterbox Childcare
28-11-2009, 03:57 PM
Just show a starting point and journey and you will be fine

Good luck

28-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Thank you :D

28-11-2009, 11:40 PM
Thanks for that thread Minstrel - youve put my mind at ease re my baby obs too. Good luck with your inspection next week, mines next week too, have they told you when they might come?