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Learning Stories

'Learning Stories' is Southampton's response to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage which became statutory for all early years settings in September 2008, and was reviewed for the second time in 2014.

It embodies and embeds the principles and practice of good observational assessment and record keeping which is vital to the health, wellbeing and development of all our children.

The child, supported by their family, is at the heart of the stories and their stories inform provision made by the early years setting they are attending and the support given to the setting by the Local Authority.

Whilst Southampton City Council is happy to provide these templates as the basis for your own documents, please be aware that you will need to ensure that you make them GDPR compliant for use in your individual settings.

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