For nurseries who plan over a longer period eg. on a termly basis, eyLog offers a report for next steps, called a Learning Plan.

Creating a learning plan can be done easily at any time from the Manager Dashboard. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘Planning’ tab.

From this screen you then click the ‘Learning Plan’ button.

From this screen you will be able to see a list of existing learning plans, which can be filtered by selecting a group from the dropdown list and clicking ‘View’. To create a new learning plan, click on ‘Add’. 

Note: You need to select and view the child’s group before clicking ‘Add’ as the next screen will only show children in that particular group

A pop up box will appear with the selected group at the top. Click on the child’s name in the dropdown list under ‘Select Child’ to choose the child you wish to create the report for.

Note: Only children from the group shown will be available to select.

To create learning plans for all the children in a group, select ‘ALL’. The system will then generate multiple reports with the name and date entered below for each of the children in this group.

You can type a name for the learning plan and select a date, the date of the report will be used to capture the snapshot of the child’s progress as of that date.

Note: The system will not allow you to choose a date in the future however this can be updated at any time on the report itself to ensure a continuously accurate snapshot.

Then click on ‘Start Report’ and the system will produce a draft report.

The learning plan will contain each of the seven learning areas showing the child’s progress against each aspect within that area, as per the date of the report. You can click on ‘Edit’ under the ‘Next Steps’ for any of the learning sections, to add comments, then click ‘Save’.

If there are areas you feel are not relevant to this child/report you can remove them by ticking the checkbox next to ‘Remove/Hide’ in the top right corner of that section.

The learning plan can be completed over time using the ‘Edit’ and ‘Save’ buttons for each of the text boxes.

Once it is complete, the learning plan can be published to the child’s parent for review. More junior members of staff may not have this capability and will need to click ‘Submit for Review’. This will then be saved in the Learning Plan list to be reviewed and published by a senior member of staff.

Note: Once they have submitted the report for review this member of staff will no longer be able to make any changes and will have Read Only access. Senior members of staff will then need to log on and click on the ‘Planning’ tab to find the report in ‘Pending Review’ status.

Once the senior member of staff is happy with the report they can click ‘Publish to Parent’ and ‘OK’ to submit the report to the child’s parents to review and add their comments.

Note: Once the report has been submitted to the parent it will become Read Only and staff will NOT be able to make any further changes unless the report is changed back to a draft status.

The status of the report will now be ‘Pending Parent Review’ and will be visible on the Managers Dashboard in the Learning Plan list.

From your Managers login, the report can be download as a PDF document and printed if required. You can also add comments on behalf of a parent if they do not have access to a computer or the parent app. In this case you can also complete the report by clicking ‘Submit to Complete’ then ‘OK’ to confirm.

The status of the report will now be ‘Completed’ and will be visible on the Managers Dashboard in the Learning Plan list.

Note: Learning Plans are not currently available on the tablets so will need to be completed from the web.