Dear Parent,

When you come to see us you may find our team clutching tablet computers! No cause for worries - they are not keeping tabs on Facebook, we are actually using a new and exciting method for recording observations.

The nursery day is always carefully planned to give a balance of adult-led and child-led activities, adapted to reflect each child’s particular skills, interests and development needs. Our staff record all observations in to a “learning journey” to provide a picture of development under various areas of learning that allows you to see how they are progressing.

While there is a statutory need to record and monitor progress, we also need to ensure that nothing gets in the way of interacting and playing with the children - nobody wants to see the staff following children around with clipboards!

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Like most nurseries we have a paper system, but it is limited, if you want to see how your child’s speech has developed, how much better would it be to be able to listen to a series of recordings over a period? And wouldn’t it be so much better if you, as parents, could contribute your own photos, observations and thoughts to the learning journey record, rather than it coming exclusively from the nursery?

Now technology is coming to the rescue! We use a system called eyLog (Early Years Log) which allows staff to capture a photo, a video clip, or a voice recording, as well as written notes, using a tablet computer and to assign this to one or more children. These observations from staff members are then uploaded to a secure web-based learning journey to which you as a parent would also have access to! Welcome to the world of online learning journeys!

We believe that online learning journeys will support our partnership with parents, help us plan for individual children’s development, and of course a wonderful keepsake for you to share with your child.



Naturally, parents will rightly have questions about the security of such an online system. Here are some of the security features that ensure your peace of mind.

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  • All tablets are locked down, no internet or social media access outside of EYLog
  • No data is stored on the tablet or on the nursery computer, once recorded it is automatically deleted
  • Data is encrypted and password restricted to the parents and the relevant nursery staff

In our opinion, the application not only permits a richer learning journey than its paper equivalent, but also offers a more secure way to record and share these learning journeys.

We are excited by this new approach to sharing learning journeys with you. Check out our For Parents section, or, for full details.


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Why Choose Us

  • Qualified & Experienced Staff
  • Safe & Inspiring Learning Environment
  • Delicious & Nutritious Home Cooked Food
  • Exciting Outdoor Play & Learning Areas
  • Flexible Childcare Options


"My son has settled so quickly and thoroughly loves being there and constantly talks about activities, the yummy food and how he loves the girls"

Kirsty 

Contact Us

Standard hours are 8am-6pm and 7.30am starts and 6.30pm finishes available on request
Closed Bank Holidays

Phone 01932 844 671

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