By marking a statement as a Starting Point on Blossom, this will inform the platform that the child has secured this statement.
For example, Joe Smith is 9 months old and is sitting up independently on this first settling in session with mum, in my professional opinion, Joe has secured this statement therefore I am confident to mark it off as a Starting Point. The other option is ...
You can use Emerging instead of Starting Point. By using Emerging, you are informing the platform that the child has carried out this statement in their settling in period but they are not secure.
For example, Joe Smith is 9 months old and appears to be sitting up independently, but, as it’s only the first settling in session with mum, using my professional opinion I can not confidently say Joe is secure.
This is typically used to say a child is working on this statement. For example, you have noticed a child attempting to achieve this skill but they haven't quite mastered it. They are developing.
For example, Joe smith is 9 months old and is starting to sit unaided for a matter of seconds. He can not yet do this on his own confidently. Joe is developing.
This is used when a child is confidently achieving a statement.You may want to continue to secure statements through a child's learning to show reinforcement.
For example, Joe is 9 months old and is confidently sitting unaided. Joe is secure.