At Garretts Green Nursery School and Resource Base we observe the children across all areas of learning and development to contribute to accurate judgements about attainment and progress.

We believe that building up a picture of the whole child helps staff to provide next steps to further challenge the individual.

Each child has their own learning journey to which key members of staff add observations of the children. These observations provide evidence of their learning and each child has their own book in which staff collect examples of their work making links to the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters documentation.


We also use a secure online learning journal system called Tapestry in which staff can upload observations of the children including photographs and videos. We encourage children to take ownership of their learning and so staff regularly share the children’s learning journeys with them to celebrate their successes and discuss with them what they could do next.

We  acknowledge the importance of working in partnership with parents and so we encourage families to provide their child’s key worker with photographs of special occasions from their home life.

We are pleased to be able to offer parents the opportunity to add to their child’s online learning journey through Tapestry.

Coming soon: Please click on the link below and use the password given. Staff will be notified when an observation has been added by a parent.

Information regarding assessment judgements is shared with parents who are given suggestions about how they can contribute to assessments. This is offered during the series of induction sessions.

Assessment on entry is shared with parents in written form in October. General targets, small general tasks that children should be able to do, are also shared.

Parents' Consultations are offered in October, March and at the end of the year. Written information regarding assessment judgements is also shared with a final Report at the end of the year.

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All Birmingham schools closed on Friday 2nd March due to adverse weather conditions.