Bunnies Preschool (Shephall)
Featherstone Wood School
Tel: 07754 305 185
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Bunnies Preschool (Great Ashby)
Great Ashby Community Centre
07562 341 589
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We continually observe and assess your child’s development to ensure that we are providing the necessary activities and resources to allow your child to reach their full potential. At Bunnies we aim to provide as many experiences and opportunities that suit as many different learning styles as possible. This gives each child a positive start to their education and provides the foundations for them to grow into resilient self confident individuals. Our assessments also allow us to see if your child is meeting the expected developmental stepping stones, and helps us to identify any special educational needs. Our assessments also ensure that we meet the guidelines and standards set out by the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' (EYFS), 'Every Child Matters' and Ofsted. Visiting students may also complete observations and assessments on children in the setting for use in our journals and as a part of their studies.
We use various techniques to observe your child including brief specific observations, a ‘snap shot’ of the child’s play; time samples, where we note what activity your child is engaged in, then re-observing them at 5 minute intervals, and short narrative accounts of an activity that your child is engaged in.
When observing children we write an unbiased, unprejudiced and accurate account of what your
child is doing. We observe continually and will record any important things or special moments which we have observed. These observations will be included in your child’s learning
journal. Observations are often accompanied by a photographs and work products to help tell the whole story.
Parental permission for children to be observed, photographed and/or videoed as part of their development monitoring is requested as a part of our registration process. Photos taken of children by the preschool may be used in preschool displays, newsletters, the preschool website, our Facebook page, staff coursework and other activities related to the running of the preschool.
Bunnies Preschool will not use the personal details or full names (which means first name and surname) of any child in any photographic image on video, on our website, on our Facebook page, in our prospectus or in other printed publications.
Parents are acitvely encouraged to be a part of our observation and assessment process. You will be invited to complete occasional parent observations at home to be included in your child’s learning journal.
You may also like us to include photographs of special events in your child's life, for
example, photos of a new sibling or of a special birthday party or family outing. This helps your child to feel a stronger sense of belonging and helps them to link together the different parts
of their life.