Record Keeping

All preschools are required to keep records of development for each child known as learning journals. It is important to build on what your child already knows in order to develop their confidence and extend their skills.

Please ask a member of staff if you wish to see your child’s learning journal. Our members of staff work in partnership with parents to promote, value and build on children’s previous learning. On that basis, if you have anything you would like to share with the staff about your child’s progress or any concerns you may have, please talk to them. Where requested, comments from parents will be incorporated into the child’s learning journal.

It is necessary to carry out observations (in accordance with Ofsted guidelines) on all our children. The observations are used to inform a child’s developmental progress and this informs our planning.

When your child moves on to school or another pre-school, it is usual to pass on his/her learning journal. This requires parental consent (please refer to the consent form in the Welcome pack – Appendix 5, Part 3).

Learning journals and other records relating to individual children will be retained (unless passed onto their next school) for a reasonable period of time (three years minimum) after children have left Tiggers. These records will be kept in a secure storage area and will only be accessible to those who have a right or professional need to see them.

Tiggers complies with current data protection laws in holding information relating to your child.

My son is excited and proud about his learning and has made a great group of friends.

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