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Federation of Crosfield and Selhurst Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres

Record Keeping and Assessment

Recording Keeping and Assessment

We observe all children on a regular basis and make short observations as they make progress in both the prime and specific areas of learning and development.  These observations are filed in each child’s ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Record’ and regular ‘next step’ targets are set.  This enables all children’s progress to be carefully monitored and any additional needs to be identified.


Special Books

In addition to their Early Years Foundation Stage Record each child has a ‘Special Book’.  This is a loose-leaf file and contains photographs and pieces of work.  We ask parents to contribute to this by bringing in photos of the family, and special holidays or family events.  Any pieces of work that are at home may also go into the book.  It is then given to parents to keep when their child leaves Crosfield.