Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

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Assessment at Woodlands Park

Assessment describes

“the ways in which in our everyday practice we observe children’s learning, strive to understand it and put our understanding to good use… Assessment must work for children”

Mary Jane Drummond

After children settle in to Nursery, the team working with them will meet with their family after approximately six weeks. Following this initial meeting they will meet every term to discuss progress and plan for next steps.

Each child has a Profile Book, in which all their learning, including photos, long and short observations and samples of work, are documented. 

Staff at the nursery use Target Tracker - an online tracking system to record children’s learning.  We assess children’s progress against the age-related expectations as outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

At the age of two we are required to carry out a 2 year old progress check with parents, to identify the progress their child is making and highlight any areas of concern that may need planning for in terms of additional support.