I photocopy this document onto the back of my daily planning for each practitioner in the classroom. Each practioner then has to take responsibility for focusing on at least 1 child a day and making notes in the relevant area of learning - much quicker and easier to manage this way.
Observations are a key element of early years practice however finding the time amongst everything else is often really tricky!! I have therefore created a matrix which plans for me and my TA to observe 3 children daily. By the end of the term this means we would have observed each child in each area of learning. Please be aware though that this is NOT cast in stone … we still do ad-hoc observations too on post-its ect, to capture those ‘magic moments’!! other topics covered: Assessment; Record/observation sheets.