Explain Different Methods of Assessing, Recording and Monitoring Children and Young People's Development.

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Level 5 CCLD UNIT 137 5.1, 5.2 & UNIT 139 2.1 At Playgroup we use: * Record books * Photographs * General observations and note taking * Various observational techniques e.g. time/event sampling * Development books * Progress reports * Parent meetings to help us achieve a high level of care for every child and to ensure we are meeting their needs. The pastoral carers are responsible for monitoring the children within their groups and recording events, behaviour and development. Twice a year the pastoral carers are required to transfer this knowledge from note-taking, observations, record books, assessments of the children they care for, onto ‘progress reports’ for the parents to receive.…show more content…
Snapshot – notes are made which capture what the child is doing at a particular point in time. This is useful to see what the most popular activities are and what children enjoy doing. Longitudinal – several observations over a period of time. We use these types of observation if there appears to be a concern over behaviour or development. Table of different techniques that we use at playgroup: Method of assessment, recording, monitoring children | How this is used | Why this may be used | Time Sampling | Regular intervals over a set period of time e.g. every half an hour during the session | can be used to observe a child's behaviour to identify possible concerns. E.g. a shy child who does not relate to other children | Event Sampling | Observing/recording specific events such as temper tantrums | helps to clarify what really happens during a tantrum. For example is the child provoked, does the event happen at certain times of day, how long does the tantrum last? | Checklist of development | Record of child’s abilities within a development book | Good way of seeing where the child is with their development – do they need encouragement in a certain area? | Structured records | Usually given by Flying Start/1st Opportunity to update their records | Records that are passed to us by a third party regarding what the child is able/not able to do prior to starting with us. | Sociograms | Recording how children relate to each other in a

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