Explain reasons for accurate and coherent record keeping

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.5: Work in partnership
Learning outcome: Understand recording, storing and sharing information in relation to partnership working
Assessment criteria: Explain reasons for accurate and coherent record keeping

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There are many reasons why accurate and coherent record keeping is essential in Early Years settings.

Perhaps most importantly, it provides a way of documenting and tracking children’s progress and development over time. This can be extremely helpful in identifying any areas where a child may be struggling, and also in celebrating their successes.

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In addition to tracking individual children’s progress, accurate and coherent record keeping can also provide invaluable insights into the effectiveness of different teaching approaches and educational activities. This information can then be used to help improve the quality of provision for all children in the setting.

Finally, good record-keeping practices can help to create a sense of shared responsibility among all members of the Early Years team.

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