Learning Journeys

Your child’s Learning Journey – Information for Parents in Foundation.

Your child’s Learning Journey book celebrates his/her experiences. Over time it will be up a story of your child, their learning, their friends and activities they enjoy sharing with others.

Staff watch and notice each child because it helps us to understand and support their individual well-being and development. We really get to know the children as unique people with special interests, skills and ideas. The more we understand about your child, the better we can support them in a way that is right for them.

We value the parents and carers contributing to the Learning Journey. We welcome you talking with your children about their learning and sticking in family photos and other things of significance for your child.

Please feel free to join us in watching out for and noting new things – you can write on a Post-it note and add it to our celebration wall and we will add it to your child’s Learning Journey. When you tell us about your child a clearer picture unfolds and together we can plan more effectively to help move your child’s learning forward.

The Learning Journey will include:



These capture moments and sequences of your child’s activity, their interests and explorations. Sometimes we will write down exactly what your child says about the photographs, so we know your child’s point of view. This is also an accurate record of their language development.


These are quick notes of significant moments we notice in your child’s learning. They are linked to the EYFS curriculum and the appropriate stage of development reached by your child.

Your child’s creations:

These can be photos of models, role play, marks they have made, art work etc. and will be accompanied by a brief description of the activity.

Learning story:

These detailed observations are snapshots of learning that the children have initiated themselves. We use these observations to think about the next steps in your children’s learning and how to respond to your child’s way of thinking and doing things.

If you have any questions about your child’s Learning Journey, please ask any member of staff.