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    The revised EYFS is 2 weeks away! Are you ready?

    Have you...?

    - Updated your safeguarding policy and procedures to include information about mobile phones and cameras?

    - Gone through requirement 3.72 and made sure you can say 'yes, I share all that with parents'?

    - Changed the parent information guide on www.foundationyears.org.uk so it reflects your way of working?

    - Updated your observation, assessment and planning documents to show the 7 areas of learning?

    - Designed a new '2 year progress check format' that you are happy with?

    - Made a new 'physical intervention' record in case you need to document an incident?

    - Decided whether you are going to continue writing your RAs or explain them verbally during your inspection?

    - Worked through all the EYFS 2012 to make sure you have all the required documents in place?

    - Included the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the children's assessments?

    - Decided whether you are going to make changes to the ways you present your policies and procedures?

    - Explained the changes to the EYFS to parents?

    - Made sure parents are aware that you will be sharing their child's learning with them so they can follow up activities at home from now on?

    - Considered how you will note sharing with other settings / agencies so you can show evidence of this to your inspector?

    - Changed the format of each child's Learning Journey file to include the new Development Matters guidance document and decided how you will show progression without using it as a tick list?

    - Downloaded a copy of 'Working together to safeguard children'... and noted that it is being replaced soon? I do NOT recommend printing it - it's huge!

    - Made sure your SEF is safely stored on your computer because Ofsted are going to be mucking about with their online SEF system?

    - Taken time to read through all the information in free downloads at the top of the forum... about changes to the EYFS, variations from Sept etc to make sure you are confident you will be ready to tackle the new requirements?

    Now is the time to sort things out!!

    Don't forget - I am offering free updates on all e-books you have bought previously - you just need to contact me and ask for them

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    Not yet!!

    I'm going to be sitting down this weekend to get lots boxed off but seeing it all written down like that makes me feel a bit

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    Thanks Sarah - sitting here plugging through my p and p's - can I have an update for the sef book please when it is out?

    Thanks, jen x

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    woohoo

    quite pleased

    Made a new 'physical intervention' record in case you need to document an incident?

    is the only thing i haven't done!

    so thats another quick form for my 'medical' file ...


    LOL so much for reducing our paperwork

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    Great check list, thanks Sarah
    Toothfairy

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    Thanks Sarah

    *Note to self: KEEP TO DO LIST IN ONE PLACE NOT ON SEVERAL POST IT NOTES IN MULTIPLE PLACES!!

    (and not wait for Sarah to put the list up in future)

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    No not completely ready yet but will be just in time too

    Carol xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpinjen View Post
    Thanks Sarah - sitting here plugging through my p and p's - can I have an update for the sef book please when it is out?

    Thanks, jen x
    As soon as it is ready I will email all customers offering a free update... I am just waiting for the questions so I can get cracking on it!

    Looking forward to a new challenge... but I imagine it will mostly be a re-hash if the inspectors guidance is anything to go by

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    thank you Sarah your list is going to be of great help,maybe I can get my act together now and get myself sorted. I've never had a physical intervention record in place-what do I need to include? Thanks again your a true star x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Scrubbit View Post
    thank you Sarah your list is going to be of great help,maybe I can get my act together now and get myself sorted. I've never had a physical intervention record in place-what do I need to include? Thanks again your a true star x
    The requirements state -

    3.51 A person will not be taken to have used corporal punishment (and therefore will not have committed an offence), where physical intervention was taken for the purposes of averting immediate danger of personal injury to any person (including the child) or to manage a child’s behaviour if absolutely necessary. Physical intervention is where practitioners use reasonable force to prevent children from injuring themselves or others or damaging property. Providers, including childminders, must keep a record of any occasion where physical intervention is used, and parents and/or carers must be informed on the same day, or as soon as reasonably practicable.

    So you just need a simple form like your accident and injury form which says that you used physical intervention to keep a child safe - time, date, name & dob of child, who was involved, exactly what happened, name of witnesses if appropriate, signatures and dates (you and parent/s).

    Hth

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    bank holiday weekend is blocked out for updates
    if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got

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    Im not under the EYFS as from Wales, but if I was I would be so grateful to know someone like you!

    What a thorough and very helpful post xx

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    Nowhere near Sarah, as said previously x I know in July you did an e book and I said I was going to get it for my birthday, well I forgot , so will need to get that one from you please if you can remember which one it is xx

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    Sarah you are truly amazing, thank you
    x helen

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    No, not ready! Mollymop and me aren't even having the training till 13th October.......
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    Thank you so much

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    you have just saved me from writing yet another 'to do' list
    Thank you xxx

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    Sarah, could you give me the link to the Working together to safeguard children please.

    When I do a search I keep coming up with the Statutory Framework.
    Cherry x

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue m View Post
    No, not ready! Mollymop and me aren't even having the training till 13th October.......
    This is right, and all because Cambridgeshire Early Years "didn't realise they would be so inundated with childminders wanting to do the course so they didn't book enough sessions" Says it all really!!

    Thank goodness we have you Sarah

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    Thanks Sarah getting back to work after 2 1/2 years out 2 new mindee's starting Sept away this weekend then away for week next week so guess what i shall be doing next week!!!

    I have had the granchildren all hols 5 - 7 of them so was looking foward to a few days off,

    welcome back to the world of childminding
    Angela x
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