The Learning Journey
Learning Journals and special books have grown in popularity over the last decade, allowing early years settings a way to record the special moments of the children within their care, and to keep parents involved in a partnership as their children blossom and grow.
Traditionally these individual records have been collected in scrapbooks or binders, building up into a treasured memoir that children can take with them when they leave for the next stages of their journey.
Recently we have transferred over to using an online system called Tapestry which allows the staff to communicate each observation directly to the parent as soon as they happen. Using this system the staff have been able to share photographs, written observations and videos.
This has been a popular move with both the staff and parents, finding the online journal invaluable in sharing information that demonstrates the children reaching important milestones.
You can find more information on Tapestry on their website