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06-04-2011, 10:01 AM
HELP!!! I'm new to childminding and have not been told about a SEF, what is it and do I need to have one???:panic:

06-04-2011, 04:36 PM
SEF - self evaluation form
its a long form that you fill in about your practice. the idea is that it helps you demonstrate your setting to Mrs O. Remember Ofsted are only with you once every 3 years for a few hours and in that time they can only gather so much information. So the more you can tell them about your practice - signpost them to policies and evidence practice then it can only benefit you

It is not mandatory, however Ofsted like to see evidence of self evaluation and reflection - so if you can show that you do this in an alternative manner that is fine.