EYFS Folders and Planning

The staff at Little Cherubs have worked as a team and produced documentation to map each child’s progress as they work through the curriculum.  Parents can view the folders and share the experience of observing their child’s progress and achieving their major milestones.

Each child’s file contains an individual monthly plan (IMP) to map out how the next stage of their development will be reached and highlight where assistance may be needed.  This will be discussed with the parents and any feedback will be documented.

Observations sheets are included and are broken down into long and short observations.

Short observations: Staff will observe a child while carrying out an activity. The observation will be linked to the IMP and seven learning areas.

Long observations: Staff will observe a child for up to 20 minutes and make notes on how they interact or achieve.  These are also linked back to the 7 learning areas in great detail.

Photo observations: Each room is equipped with a digital camera to capture how a child is developing. These can also be used in the observation section of the child’s folder.

All observations will be reviewed by your child’s Key Carer who will use the information to build your child’s next IMP.
When a child is ready to move onto an older room, a Transition Report is written to ensure their next Key Carer understands how a child has progressed and what they have enjoyed.

Parent partnership is paramount to our ethos and our systems ensure that we are working together when setting children’s targets, and assessing development.  We run 6 monthly parents evenings where we welcome all our parents to meet with their child’s key worker.  Development and progress is shared and achievements are celebrated!  We understand that parents are a child’s first educator and it is so important that you are involved in every step of a child’s journey towards mainstream education.