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Monitoring Early Progress



Learn how three Early Years centres observe and assess children's development to support progression, using record keeping, assessment forms and video cameras.

Employing complementary methods of observation and record keeping, including extended narrative notes and photographs, helps staff at Clapham Manor Primary School and Children's Centre track and monitor progress.

An extended written form of assessment known as a PLOD (Possible Lines of Development) helps the Hall Day Nursery.

Meanwhile, the Clifton Children's Centre uses video cameras to record observations, with pivotal moments being kept as a record for other practitioners and parents.

This video also shows how the cumulative information from assessments is used to support and improve the setting as a whole.

Published : May 2010

15 mins


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