Monitor your child's progress

The EYFS states that assessments play an important part in helping parents, carers and practitioners to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support.

To help us achieve this in a more productive way, Hideaway Day Nursery use an online learning journey system called ‘Tapestry’.

Our practitioners upload observations, assessments, photographs and videos of the children throughout their time at Hideaway.

This is a completely secure system, only the Managers and practitioners will have access to children’s learning journals and only parents who are registered will be able to access the system.

We encourage you to be involved in your child’s learning journal, not only by reading and commenting on the observation but also by uploading your own pictures and comments of your child for us to enjoy and add to the assessment process. This partnership creates a tapestry, which grows as your child develops into a true keepsake of their early years. This system also allows you to add grandparents and other family members so the whole family can join in with a child’s early years.

Key Person:

At Hideaway Day Nursery, all children are appointed a ‘Key Person’.

The Key Person will make sure that within the day-to-day demands of the nursery your child/children feel special, individual, and cherished. The key person system also ensures that you as a mum, dad and carer have the opportunity to build a personal relationship with nursery practitioners, which hopefully will give you piece of mind and the chance for you to liase with someone who is fully committed and familiar with your child.

At Hideaway, we believe in building a strong parent partnership to ensure that every child is given the best possible learning opportunities. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and the world around them. Development is not however, an automatic process. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships. Your child’s Key Person carefully plans                          next steps to help support their learning. Regular parent partnership meetings enable both parties to share valuable information about a child’s learning and development.