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28-06-2010, 07:12 PM
hi im just wondering what sort of things you all do as starting points.
I've got a new started and i've always just done observations when a child starts but a few people have been going on about starting points sheets. so i'm just wondering what everyone else does.

The Juggler
28-06-2010, 09:04 PM
I usually record in first week all the more general things I have noticed they can do, then I observe in a more detail what their intersts are and specifics of how they might do things/play with things to see how I can plan to help them develop.

29-06-2010, 07:29 AM
I ususally write things from their all about me sheet, for example perhaps thier Mum has writen down that they can count to 5. Then for the first few weeks of minding i just note down things i see- they can build a tower of bricks, they can use cutlery, they know how to put their own hat on, words they can say etc etc.
Then i use these things to plan activities