RECORDING YOUR CHILD LEARNING
As part of the Reggio Approach, when your child enrolls at Busy Bees Preschools we create an online learning journal for them. We use an encrypted and very secure server accessed by a personal password for each child. Our educators use this software to record photos and general observations about your child's learning and development. As part of our observation and assessment, in addition to your child's development, we are very interested in monitoring their wellbeing so we regularly record the children on the Leuven Scale of Active Engagement and Learning, which includes a scale for using body language signals to judge physical and mental health.
As parents ourselves, we know how much you still want to be connected to your child even when they are away from you. That's why every day our educators take a photo of your child in the forest and upload it to the secure server on Tapestry. On days when it's pouring down with rain it's fantastic to send photos of beaming children jumping in puddles! Our daily snaps aren't posed because we really want parents to get an insight into their child's day by seeing what play they are engaged in. This photo can then be a fantastic trigger when your child arrives home to encourage them to talk about their day. We consistently receive feedback from parents telling us they love receiving their daily snaps! We also encourage families to upload photos and observations about your home life and holidays as it helps us work in partnership to build a bigger picture of our fabulous children.
Being passionate supporters of preserving nature, we are trying to eliminate the use of paperwork as much as possible. Every day, once your children have checked out and headed home you will receive an email which details the minutiae of the day such as nappies, sleeps and eating. This then frees us up at handover to talk about the more fun aspects of your child's day such as where they've been playing!