If your institute follows the EYFS framework it is important for your teachers to make observations, assessments, and two-year progress checks.

Make an Observation

You can make an observation from two places: the newsfeed and the child's profile.

From the Newsfeed

Through the application do the following:

  • Access the newsfeed by pressing the Newsfeed icon.
  • Click the + icon on the bottom right corner of the screen. Note: if you are using the desktop click on the observation tab.
  • Select Observation.

From the Child's Profile

  • From the Dashboard choose the class the child is in.
  • Click on the child's picture and select Profile.
  • Choose the Journey tab.
  • Click on + icon and choose Observation.

Note: if you are on the desktop click New button and select Observation

Once you are on the observation step follow these steps:

  • Select the recipient(s) of the observation.
  • Type the body of the observation being made and add any Next Steps if needed.
  • Upload any files you want to attach to the post by clicking the Attachment button.

Add Links

  • To add links click on the Links button and select the type of links you would like to add. 
  • Choose the subarea you want to add links in and choose the links you want to add to the observation. 
  • Press Done.

Note: you can change the date of the observation by selecting the Date field.

Once you have added all the information and links click the Post button.

Make an Assessment

To make an assessment follow these steps:

  • From the Dashboard choose the class the child is in.
  • Click on the child's picture and select Profile.
  • Choose the Journey tab.
  • Click on + icon and choose Assessment.

Note: if you are on the desktop click New button and select Assessment.

  • Type the body of the assessment.
  • Click on the different areas of the assessment.

The area you selected will expand and a list of subareas will appear.

  • Select the age band and refinement for each subarea. 
  • Attach any files and/or images you want to include with the assessment.

Note: you can change the date of the assessment by selecting the Date field.

Once you have added all the information you want for the assessment, click the Post button.

Make a Two-Year Progress Check

To make a Two-year check follow these steps:

  • From the Dashboard choose the class the child is in.
  • Click on the child's picture and select Profile.
  • Choose the Journey tab.
  • Click on + icon and choose Two years check.

Note: if you are on the desktop click New button and select Two years check.

  • Type the body of the two-year check.
  • Click on the different areas of the two-year check.

The area you selected will expand and a list of subareas will appear.

  • Select the age band and refinement for each subarea. 
  • Attach any files and/or images you want to include with the two-year check.

Note: you can change the date of the assessment by selecting the Date field.

Once you have added all the information you want for the assessment, click the Post button.

Reports

Child-specific Reports

Each child in your institute has their own reports for the EYFS framework. To access a specific child's reports you need to follow these steps:

  • From the Dashboard choose the class the child is in.
  • Click on the child's picture and select Profile.
  • Choose the Journey tab.
  • Click on the Summary button.

Click on the Details button to get a more detailed report for the child and apply filters to the report.

Institution Reports

To view reports for your whole institute follow these steps:

  • Click on the Tools icon.
  • Click on the Show button below the Child Development icon.

You will find a summary that includes how many children are ahead, behind, on track, or without observations. 

Detailed Progress report

To view a more detailed report click on the Detailed Reporting button.

You can filter the report using the following filters:

  • Show: choose if you want the report to include a detailed percentage or overall for age band.
  • Progress as of: choose the date you want to set as a reference for the report.
  • Gender: choose the gender of the children you want to include in the report.
  • Keyworkers: choose the keyworkers you want to include in the report.

Once you have selected all the filters you want for the report click the filter button.

View Next Steps Reports

To view and filter the next steps do the following:

  • Click on the Tools icon.
  • Click on the Show button below the Child Development icon.
  • Click the View Next Steps button.

Note: you can filter the report by Key worker, Room, Child, or date.

Bring Child Up to Speed

To bring a child up to speed follow these steps:

  • Click on the Tools icon.
  • Click on the Show button below the Child Development icon.
  • Click the Detailed Reporting button.
  • Scroll down and find the child you want to bring up to speed.
  • Click on the percentage cell in the area you want to bring up to speed.
  • Scroll down to the Bring up to speed button and click on it.
  • A confirmation message will appear, click Ok to confirm the bringing up to speed action.

Print Journey

To print a child's journal, follow these steps:

  • From the Dashboard choose the class the child is in.
  • Click on the child's picture and select Profile.
  • Choose the Journey tab.
  • Click the Print button and choose Journey.
  • Choose the dates and options of what you want to include in the journy print out.
  • Click the Print button.
  • Choose to save it as a PDF or directly print it.
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