Childcare Documentation: With EarlyWorks it’s as easy as one, two, three!
Let’s face it, the most important part of what we do as educators is facilitating and extending each child’s learning while ensuring children’s wellbeing and comfort is provided for. We do this on the floor everyday as we deliver our planned activities, provide a constant routine, wipe away tears, change nappies, provide nutritious meals, ensure children’s need for sleep is met, ensure children are kept safe, implement hygiene practices, encourage children to make choices and decisions, keep families informed, and the list goes on. Every day we make sure all these things happen; we make time for each child, each group of children, and each family, and we also look out for each other.
Being an educator is a busy role. What we don’t have time for is complicated documentation practices. With EarlyWorks, documentation is kept simple, it is as easy as one, two, three.
One: Record observations of children engaged in planned and unplanned activities. These observations might be individual, group, or might include journals sharing an overview of all the fun and learning that has happened during the week.
Two: Review and reflect on observations, journals, and experiences, and plan activities for the following week building on learning, interests, and outcomes noted in observations and journals. Add new experiences to EarlyWorks, and with the tick of a box, link them to the observations and journals from the week before.
Three: Deliver the new planned activities (this is the fun part) and start the process all over again.