It is important that the childcare setting tracks every child's Progress within the setting, by doing this they are able to plan for the appropriate next steps for the child and, therefore, their learning and development will move forward at an appropriate rate.
Tracking the child's individual Progress is extremely important as it ensures that they are covering the whole of the EYFS in the appropriate way for the child in the setting, in addition individual needs and unexpected developmental patterns can be identified early and accurately shared with parents and professionals.
Baby's Days has a Progress / Learning Journal section for every child on the system, this allows the childcare setting to add Achievement Dates, Observations, Next Steps and Progress photographs to every Early Years Outcome within an Aspect of each Area of Learning: CL, EAD, L, M, PD, PSED and UW, the Progress section is a complete and comprehensive Learning Journey for the child, not a tick sheet but a detailed journey of the child's developmental achievements through their Early Years.
Available on the iPhone & Android App.
Available on the iPad & Android Tablet App.
Available on a PC / Laptop / Mac Web Browser.
Parents can see exactly how well their child is developing within the progress section.
Parents can see every achievement date of outcomes, observation, next step, photograph and video that has been added to their progress.
Parents can add observations and next steps to the system that will appear within their child's progress section.
Shown below are a selection of screenshots taken from the web (PC / Desktop) and app (iOS / Android) versions providing a useful guide on how parents use the Progress / Learning Journal section on the system.
Apple iPhone and Android App
After clicking on the progress icon on the home screen you will be taken to the overview page of the progress section (1), you can now click on any area of learning from the 7 areas within the EYFS to view your child's progress and development.
After selecting an area of learning to view you will be taken to the selected area of learning (2), scrolling down the page will display all the early years outcomes within the selected area of learning (3), if there is a date shown before the outcome text, this indicates that this outcome has been achieved by your child, clicking on the down arrow alongside an outcome will display observations, next steps, starting points, photographs and videos, if a photo or video icon is displayed (4) clicking on this will take you to a new screen to view the photographs or videos attached to the outcome (5).
Parents can add comments to any photos or videos within the progress section (6), once added your comments will appear beneath the selected photo or video (7).
Web PC / Desktop & tablet app (iOS / Android)
The Progress / Learning Journal section can be accessed by placing your mouse over the Progress icon at the top of the page and from the drop down list that appears clicking on the Progress / Learning Journal link.
If after arriving at the Progress / Learning Journal section you need assistance with using this section, click on the Help Tour link at the top of the page where full step by step instructions on how to use this section will be provided, you can find the Help Tour link at the top of the page in every section of the system.
Clicking on the Help Tour link at the top of the page in every section on the system provides you with step by step instructions on how to use the section you are currently viewing.
For a user guide on the Help Tours on the system click here.