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A child’s learning journey book celebrates their experiences. Although it is mainly kept at Pre-school it belongs to Parents/carers and the child. Over time it will tell a story about a child – their learning, friends and the activities that they enjoy sharing with others.
Staff watch and notice each child at play because it helps us to understand and support their individual well-being and development.  We really get to know the children as unique people with special skills, interests and ideas.  The more we understand about the child, the better we can support them in a way that is right for them. 

  • We value parents and carers taking the profile book home and sharing in their child’s learning. 
  • To talk with their child about their book, sticking in family photographs or other things of significance for the child. 
  • Sharing and adding to the book by taking it to other settings or showing it to other important people in the child’s life.
  • To watch out for and note new things about your unique child – so much happens so quickly and when information is shared we can plan more effectively.
  • To enjoy and share in the pleasure and excitement in your child’s learning.

We regularly look through the books with the children to remind us of happy times, providing a starting point for talk about shared memories. When the child is ready we also ask them to choose things to put in their books that are important to them.
The learning Journey profile book will include;

  • Photographs – These capture moments and sequences of a child’s activity, their interests and explorations. Sometimes we will also write down exactly what your child has said about the photograph so we know the child’s point of view.
  • Observations – Quick notes of significant moments we notice about a child’s learning and development.
  • A Child’s Creations – These could be photos of models, photos of their role-play, marks they have made or art & crafts – with an observation to explain what the child did or said.
  • Learning Story Episodes – These are special detailed observations which give snapshots of learning that the children have initiated themselves and adults go on to think about the learning and how to respond specifically to the child’s way of thinking and doing things.

When the time comes for a child to leave us we present the child with their Learning Journey Book at a Graduation Ceremony.

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