At our nursery we combine care with education, which means that our nursery staff carry out regular observations of every child, ensuring that their learning and development incorporates their interests and needs.
Observation is the formal term for one of the most important aspects of day-to-day professional practice when working with children. Observation allows the Key Person to log the activities of a child or group of children, much of it will be informal and will cover all areas, as well as recording special moments, like your child’s first steps, kindness towards others or even eating something for the first time. All of your child's experiences at nursery are recorded via ParentZone in their unique Learning Journal, enabling you to look over your child’s time at nursery for years to come.
The evidence collected from these observations is analysed regularly to make assessments of the children’s learning and development. All practitioners working with children are required to use formative assessments and observations to support the children’s individual planning.
ParentZone is a system that allows you to view your child’s Learning Journal online**. It is designed to bring you as a parent, closer to your child’s development in nursery.
You will be provided with a unique user name and password to your child’s online portfolio, so you can view at any time what your child is achieving during their time in nursery. An email will be sent to your supplied email address which will allow you to register and create a password.
The system is secure and the information contained within this system will only be accessed by you and our nursery team – under no circumstances will the information, observations or photos be shared with anyone else.
ParentZone is protected by industry standard SSL/TLS Certificates which ensure nobody can eavesdrop on your connection. You can rest assured; your data is super safe.
There are many benefits to using ParentZone to view your child’s Learning Journal online....