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#1 SazzJ

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:03 PM

Hi

We currently don't have an inital obsevation form for new starters but would like to devise one for us returning next week, however not sure what to include as pointers for staff? Can anyone help?

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:08 PM

Hello
I'm not sure what you mean by 'initial observation'; is this the same as initial/baseline assessment? If so, I could upload what I use.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

Hello
I'm not sure what you mean by 'initial observation'; is this the same as initial/baseline assessment? If so, I could upload what I use.




Hello Devonmaid
I would be grateful if you have a specific baseline format for nursery that I could use as we tend to just do observations in the first few weeks and a more comprehensive assessment would be better :)
thank you

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:31 PM

Hello Devonmaid
I would be grateful if you have a specific baseline format for nursery that I could use as we tend to just do observations in the first few weeks and a more comprehensive assessment would be better :)
thank you


We aim to do an initial assessment within the first half-term, though ideally within 4 weeks, but it very much depends on whether the child has settled; clearly there is no point assessing children who are not happy as we will not gain a clear picture of where they are at. The initial assessment is of my own making, so it has not been 'approved' as such! We repeat the assessment before the children leave nursery, so that I can see the 'value added'. The assessment is completed by the key person.
Hope you find it useful. :o

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:47 PM

We aim to do an initial assessment within the first half-term, though ideally within 4 weeks, but it very much depends on whether the child has settled; clearly there is no point assessing children who are not happy as we will not gain a clear picture of where they are at. The initial assessment is of my own making, so it has not been 'approved' as such! We repeat the assessment before the children leave nursery, so that I can see the 'value added'. The assessment is completed by the key person.
Hope you find it useful. :o


Thank you, It's simple to use and I'm sure I could adapt it to suit the needs of my new class!

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:18 PM

We aim to do an initial assessment within the first half-term, though ideally within 4 weeks, but it very much depends on whether the child has settled; clearly there is no point assessing children who are not happy as we will not gain a clear picture of where they are at. The initial assessment is of my own making, so it has not been 'approved' as such! We repeat the assessment before the children leave nursery, so that I can see the 'value added'. The assessment is completed by the key person.
Hope you find it useful. :o



Hi DevonMaid

thanks for being willing to share this, it is so user friendly I like it much better than the tracker sheets etc... and it would be so easy to transfer all this info back into EYFS assessments

many thanks

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:25 AM

Thanks for sharing devonmaid :o
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:05 AM

Fabulous, thank you so much for sharing this

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:58 PM

Thanks for sharing :)

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

Thankyou - this is a very user friendly format .

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:47 PM

Thank you Devonmaid
This is my first time on this forum even though I have been a child minder 3 years
When I clicked on the link for the obs sheet it asked me for a username and password
would that be (trying not yo sound thick lol ) the username and password of fsf
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:53 PM

Thank you Devonmaid
This is my first time on this forum even though I have been a child minder 3 years
When I clicked on the link for the obs sheet it asked me for a username and password
would that be (trying not yo sound thick lol ) the username and password of fsf
Julie :o


We've had this converstaion before - and if I were clever enough I would provide a link!!

I just close the box using the 'X' then the document opens (Windows 7)

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

got it to work ty

great useful doc
Thanks again

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:50 PM

Thank you x

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for sharing this with us all :o

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

That's ok - glad it's useful :o
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Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:45 PM

perhaps as so many have found it useful you would be willing to add it to the resource library so it is easier to find..

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

perhaps as so many have found it useful you would be willing to add it to the resource library so it is easier to find..


Yes of course - will do!
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