At Jack and Jill, all families are subscribed into the Early Years Log (eyLog). This is a tablet, PC and web-based programme that enables our staff to record observations, assess children’s progress and plan activities through individual ‘learning journeys.’
The learning journey is a collection of photos, videos, notes of comments made by the child during his/her play and observations made by our pre-school teachers that provide a picture of a child’s development under the seven areas of learning in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). The aim is to build a unique picture of what each child knows, feels and can do as well as his/her interests and learning style. This picture is then used to identify next steps and to plan relevant activities.
eyLog enables parents to understand their child's development on a more regular and real-time basis and will hopefully increase your knowledge of and involvement in the activities at the pre-school. Parents receive a unique login on the system and are notified automatically by e-mail as soon as a new observation is published to your child’s learning journey or when any reports are shared with you by the pre-school.
eyLog makes it possible for you to contribute observations from home too: be it something your child does for the first time, exciting family news, or photos of a great day out or holiday. You can also add comments to observations made at pre-school; developing your partnership with teachers in the learning and development of your child.