Ongoing assessment or monitoring of a child's progress can help make sure children are settling in well to their new surroundings and any additional support that might be needed.
The settling in sheet is a 'summative assessment tool' that is used to summarise how the child has settled in to a new setting and to establish an 'on-entry' phase of the child's development. This is carried out six weeks after the child has started in their new setting. This is carried out by the allocated Key Person/Practitioner.
This article from Nursery World gives support and advice to help support children who are struggling to settle in childcare:
We have put together a tool to look at what you are doing in your learning environment to create effective learning. It looks at how positive relationships and enabling environments can help learning.
The articles below from the Early Years Foundation Stage Forum gives good examples of how to identify children’s Characteristics of Effective Learning relating to playing and exploring and creating and thinking critically.
The two year old progress check is a summative assessment tool that is used to summarise children's achievements to determine whether they are developing within their age related expectation. The check is carried out anytime during the child's second year up until they are three years of age.
To make the assessment the Key Person must refer to:
Use the template below to review developmental progress