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E-learning module

Recording Children's Development

CPD certified online training Included in membership

This training includes everything you need to know about observing and assessing children's learning and development. It also covers how to effectively record observations and track children's learning


About this module

This course has been produced as an aid to anyone who works with children, whether you are a childminder, working alone or employing others, or if you work in a larger group setting.

It aims to help you to understand why you need to record a child's development and learning, what to record in a child's development record, how you might achieve this, how the record can help you to identify the child's next steps in their development and how you can communicate effectively with others who are relevant to the child's learning and development.

Guidance on how to complete the compulsory 2 Year Progress Check is also included.

Topics covered

  • Why it is helpful to record children's development
  • What the EYFS says
  • Working in Partnership
  • Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Observing children
  • Next steps
  • Assessments
  • Planning
  • Building a Development Record
  • The Two Year Progress Check
  • Development files and your Ofsted inspection
  • Accessing supporting guidance documents
I enjoyed this course and would highly recommend to others as it is very informative and helps a lot when just starting out to become a childminder Taken from Learner Evaluation Form

This module is included as part of:

Childminding Assistant Introductory Training Course

CPD certified online training Contains 3 modules £65

Introductory Training Course (Ofsted Recognised)

CPD certified online training Contains 5 modules £120

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we’ll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About our online training

How many times can I use the module?

This module is available for you to re-visit as many times as you need and unlike some online courses, there is no limit to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course.

How long do I have to complete the training?

For non-members the course will be available for a year from date of purchase. For annual members this course is included as part of your membership package and will be available as long as your subscription remains active.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient rather using your own account. This ensures the certificates are issued in the correct name.