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02-02-2012, 11:26 PM
How do you record the childs starting ponts ? I have been doing it on the EYFS development sheet for the childs age range, but it's not working for me. I don't think the parents understand half of the wording and the statements can be interpretated in so many different ways.
Would you mind sharing how you do yours ?
Thank you oh helpful ones !! :)

christine e
03-02-2012, 12:02 AM
I use this

christine e
03-02-2012, 12:06 AM
I use this

er something gone wrong - will try again

Right it looks like I can't attach because I have previously attached in an old thread so if you go to this
you will find it on the second post

03-02-2012, 07:31 AM
You watch and listen and note what the child can do / cannot do.

You ask parents and fill in the blanks.

Just write it down in normal English - I use a lot of I CAN statements because I find them really positive...

I CAN - make marks on paper with a crayon

I CAN - give meaning to the marks I make

Then I note what is happening against the Development Matters document in the Eyfs. :D

03-02-2012, 09:05 AM
..just wish to add - if your new mindee has come from another setting, ask parents to see their development forms/paperwork/learning journals from their previous minder or nursery - photocopy bits you need like the child's last assessments and observations and use them as part of your starting points xx

03-02-2012, 09:22 AM
Thank you , you gorgeous people :)