EYFS tracking success

Know the value of what you do

If you work in Early Years, you’ll know only too well the importance of tracking.  Starting Out will help you tick some of those important boxes and keep on top of your tracking requirements by providing easy to use, time saving tool.

Before using the Starting Out programme, it is important to observe and note where a child’s development is.  As the child progresses, you can then capture their journey and measure the impact of their individual development.

Tracking benefits

Monitoring outcomes

It is essential that children’s levels are measured on entry and assessed on an ongoing basis in order to assess the impact and effectiveness of interventions.   Ofsted requires that there is a clear initial assessment and evidence of effective outcomes.

Early identification of needs

By tracking children, you can ensure that essential interventions are put in place in a timely manner.

Reflecting on practice

By tracking and collating impact data, services can be evaluated, ensuring that they are continually developing and highly effective.


All About Me

The ‘All About Me’ learning journal is a perfect tool to enable parents to record their child’s progress in a fun way.  This cost-effective resource provides ideas for age-appropriate developmental activities, brain facts for parents and plenty of space for the child to express themselves.  In addition, the journal doubles as an effective practitioner tracking tool for use by Children’s Centres.


Tracking Book

The Starting Out Tracking Book has been designed to help practitioners in a Children’s Centre keep a log of the services being accessed by families, in addition to tracking the progress that children are making.  This resource is an easy way of keeping records in one place and helping Practitioners to identify further ways of supporting families.

Contents include:  Booking Referral Form; Participation Overview Wheel; Additional Services and Activities Signposting Form and EYFS Tracking Summaries for Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development and the Characteristics of Effective Learning.