They say if you do it the way you do it now then nothing will change.
It’s pretty certain that we would all agree with the statement ‘continue to do things in the same way, and nothing will change’? However, we and those who work with us, tend not to like change. Are you hesitant to make changes for the sake of harmony even though they may well be beneficial to all concerned? Then you will continue doing it the same way; compiling regular long observations or learning stories, and then link them up to the Areas of Learning, Development Matters Statements/Early Years Outcomes, (or parts of them) and Characteristics of Effective Learning. Alongside this, and dependent on the pedagogical ability of the educator, the child’s next steps will hopefully be well-planned.
Coupled with all this, management may be required to then read every observation before it is available to parents. We are all aware of the many pressures that exist on a daily basis, and management, through lack of time, is often forced to deal with other priorities, so this might lead these observation reports to go out very late.
Do you have to allocate time for observations, printing photos, making up learning journals?
Changing from a bureaucratically long-winded EYFS paper trail to an electronic one maybe the answer for a neat and tidy solution based on current processes.
There is a real opportunity here.
What would you LOVE to achieve for your EYFS?
Achieve more? Reduce the onerous challenges posed and enhance your current process?
To maintain the learning flow, through the children’s play, the adult must be able to modify the opportunities and ensure resources are available that extend and broaden experiences. Then, they can conceive what each child’s next steps could be. This might be in small and/or large group scenarios.
Do you currently have to interact on a ‘stop-start’ basis with the children?
There is real opportunity here to change for the better.
In your job role, we believe, spark offers you, not just a change from a paper to a digital system, but a way that enhances your existing procedures.
spark could be the stress-free change, your business requires.
Ping us a message HERE with your current needs and we’ll have a no-pressure chat about your options.