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We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them and develop new abilities.
EDIT -TO CM OWN - We use an online system called EyLog (for early years Log) which allows staff to capture a photo, a video clip or a voice recording as well as written notes using a tablet device and to assign this to one or more children. These observations from staff members are then uploaded to a secure web-based learning journey to which parents also have access to! We believe that using online learning journeys will allow both a rich body of evidence to support our partnership with parents and to help us plan for individual children’s development, and of course a wonderful keepsake for parents to share with their child. The technology also supports a daily record for the under 3-year olds, of food, milk, and nappy changes. By logging these as they occur, we can ensure that up-to-date information is always available to parents. This will also free up staff to talk to you more about your children, rather than just reciting a list of “inputs and outputs”!! No data is stored either on the tablets or on the nursery computer. As soon as an observation has been recorded and uploaded to the EyLog server, it is automatically deleted from the tablet. All data is held in an encrypted form and is accessed subject to a secure login and password. The only people who can access a child’s learning journey are the relevant nursery staff (manager, room leaders, key persons) and the child’s parents. In our opinion, the app not only permits a richer learning journey than its paper equivalent but also offers a more secure way to record and share these learning journeys. The EYLog website has more information as well as a list of FAQs. Please have a look to find out more about this technology.