At STUGGIKIDS, all teachers follow the same developmental framework. We set quality standards and objectives which are reviewed regularly. Our framework includes a documentation of every child’s abilities and skills on the one hand and a regular documentation of every child’s daily routine and activities in the form of portfolios on the other.
The observation tool we use to reveal the children’s development is inspired by Kuno Beller’s “Development table” and the English „Early years foundation stage“. It allows a comprehensive observation of all developmental areas of the children at STUGGIKIDS. Over the course of a year, every child is observed several times by different teachers in order to obtain as comprehensive a picture as possible of the children’s abilities, interests and needs. Through these observations which we reflect on in the team, we plan activities for each child which we carry out every day in a playful way.
The portfolio we use is a progressive observation method originally developed in New Zealand. When a child joins the STUGGIKIDS, he or she receives a folder. Over time we keep track of all experiences, excursions and activities in words and pictures as a developmental record. This will be a wonderful recollection of the child’s STUGGIKIDS journey and an interesting insight into our daily work and the child’s development for the parents.