The EYFS places strong emphasis on meeting children's individual needs in the childcare setting, it expects practitioners to meet children's individual needs and support them in taking the next steps in their development, for this reason the childcare setting will assign next steps to your child and work with the child to achieve them.
Parents can also add next steps to the system, the childcare setting may look at using the next steps parents add to the system and work with the child to achieve them.
Available on the iPhone & Android App.
Available on the iPad & Android Tablet App.
Available on a PC / Laptop / Mac Web Browser.
Individual Learning Plans are created to assign a child's Next Steps to a plan so that the childcare setting can work with them to achieve them.
Individual Learning Plans are assigned to Children for specified weeks.
Parents can leave Next Steps on the system for their child that are approved by the childcare setting.
Shown below are a selection of screenshots taken from the web (PC / Desktop) and app (iOS / Android) versions providing a useful guide on how parents use the Next Steps section on the system.
Apple iPhone and Android App
After clicking on the next steps icon on the home screen you will be taken to the overview page of the next steps section (1), all the children you currently have in the setting will be displayed, you can now either view all the next steps recorded for your child, add next steps or view the pending next steps you added previously.
To view the next steps that have been recorded for your child click on the view icon, you will now be taken to a new page to view all your child's next steps (2), click on the down arrow alongside any next step to view the full next step description (3), to add a next step click on the + icon on the next steps overview page (1), you will now be taken to a new page to enter your next step(s) (4), once added you will be taken to the pending next steps page to view all the next steps that you have added and that are awaiting administrator approval before being added to the system (5).
Web PC / Desktop & tablet app (iOS / Android)
The Next Steps section can be accessed by clicking on the Next Steps link.
If after arriving at the Next Steps section you need assistance with using this section, click on the Help Tour link at the top of the page where full step by step instructions on how to use this section will be provided, you can find the Help Tour link at the top of the page in every section of the system.
Clicking on the Help Tour link at the top of the page in every section on the system provides you with step by step instructions on how to use the section you are currently viewing.
For a user guide on the Help Tours on the system click here.