hi everyone! i'm just about to start my fourth year teaching in a school nursery, and still haven't found the ideal way to do record keeping/assessment (although i know there isn't one!) i don't know any other nursery teachers (there's just me at our school), so i'm really curious to find out what other nurseries do. basically, i'm finding what we do (as directed by the ey co-or) too labourious, and not very useful- we file our small and narrative obs into files for each child, stuck on pages to correspond with their age/stage, opposite the entire development matters for that age/stage, and once a term assess them by highlighting off the development matters which they are able to do. i'm sure most people have their issues with the eyfs, one of mine being that it doesn't focus enough on key developmental steps e.g. solitary play/parallel play/coop play, and i feel like my highlighting is a waste of time! i was thinking of maybe using a key skills sheet instead, and a 'learning journey' book to put observations and evidence (like child initiated work and photos) in, to also make the files more individual and personal- it'd be really helpful to know what other people do!