OP&L - Exclusive to Learning Journals!
Observation Of Play and Learning - Developed by Barnet Early Years Alliance
Let’s put the joy back into observing children! OP&L reduces paperwork and the need for collecting evidence. This give you time to spend interacting and playing with your children, not testing them.
OP&L works on the basis of having very simple, six-monthly child developmental milestones. We know that not all children will have ‘typical’ development. OP&L allows us to tell and celebrate each child’s story and focus on the support they need from us.
An assessment tool that’s fair for children
OP&L Spotlight Assessments are completed when a child meets a milestone age. This makes the assessment fair for children as they are being assessed against the age that they are.
Using OP&L with Learning Journals makes it a simple, efficient, paperless system. You are able to keep all observations and assessments of children in one place. The system will plot when a child’s Spotlight is due and help you keep track of their progress.
Share and Engage with Parents
Parents know their children best and we value their knowledge and contributions to their child’s Spotlight assessment. Working in partnership with parents gives you a holistic view of children and their development
Our products are packed with features and benefits, here are just some of them.
You don't have to worry about storage before capturing photos and videos of significant learning. Learning Journals don't limit how many observations you can upload - so feel free to go nuts!
Learning Journals will plot when your children’s Spotlights are due. An at a glance guide shows you how many days to each child’s spotlight, whether it is overdue or if it still needs reviewing.
Evidence of Progress
As you create Spotlights with Learning Journals, you are automatically building up a picture of progress and development. Learning Journals will show you an at a glance view of children’s progress, from when they joined to their most recent Spotlight.
Parents are able to access and comment on their child’s Spotlight online. Learning Journals has the facility for parents to upload and share photos of their children. A wonderful way to truly work in partnership, sharing knowledge about children.
Who We Help
We originally designed Learning Journals to remove the need for the awful and time-consuming process of creating observations on paper - printing out photos, sticking them in jotters... Yuck!
Using Learning Journals means that practitioners can create beautiful, engaging and informative observations that connect to many different curricula and frameworks from around the world.
Very quickly we discovered that Learning Journals is extremely valuable parents. It lets them have a little window into a world that is so often obscured to them. By having access to observations like never before parents are kept more informed, more engaged and more invested in their connection with the nursery or school.
Childminders are a massively important part of the early years chain. Not every family wants, or can afford, to send their child to a private nursery. Local authority nurseries don’t always provide the flexibility that a busy family or parent needs. In thousands of cases childminders are the glue that keeps early years services together.
We are childcare professionals too - we know that every second that you aren't spending with the children is a second of their education wasted.
Learning Journals HR
This add on to your existing Learning Journals account takes away the huge headache that senior team members and owners face when trying to build, manage and develop a staff team.
Learning Journals Finance Old
Learning Journals finance is coming soon!