none of the cms i know do any planning and i dont do a single piece of it either
im sure im prob very behind with my paperwork/policys too.
i just get soooo fed up with hearing about all the new policys etc we have to do
im due an inspection witin the next year (last one was nov 05) and i just know i wont get a grade equallying my last "good" as i just dont have the time nor do i want to do all the blardy planning etc..
my mindees and their parents are very happy with me and i know i do a good job and the children enjoy their time with me,we do masses of different inside and outside activities that we all enjoy.
someone tell me im not the only one who feels like this about the sodding paperwork?
What do you mean by planning? Do you mean planning activities? If so, you're not alone. I haven't got a clue what I'm going to do one day to the next. Depends a lot on the weather for a start! Are we supposed to plan? Bloody hell I hope not - I left teaching for that very reason!
What a fab idea Katymac, I keep diaries for 'proper' mindees (I do a few ad-hoc bits of minding for friends and they don't want diaries, just a quick chat now and then!) so I am observing mindees so I can write their diaries but then there's nothing in my folders to show this!
Hopefully this sort of thing will satisfy EYFS too, got my pack the other day..........nearly fell asleep reading through it, although that could be cos I'm pregnant and fall asleep at the drop of a hat!
As for planning, I do it on my whiteboard the night before as all depends which children I have, so again, no record in my folder...
Smeeinit - do you keep a 'house' diary of what you do? Mine states what the food was on offer, what activities we did, what the main toys on offer or selected were and nap times. This sort of diary would at least show Ofsted you do do loads of stuff!
I don't plan either!! I often think I must be missing out something really vital as I do minimal paperwork. The bulk of the paperwork seems to be when I get a new mindee (consent forms, contracts, etc).
I do take LOADS of photos and every few weeks I put them in a folder. I even took a photo of mindees lunch the other day as it looked really yummy and healthy, thought I could put it in my folder to show new parents examples of the meals I cook!!
I dont do any planning but as a nanny i dont have to
would HATE to have to do all the plans etc.... when they are so small i honestly dont see the point.... we do loads of locely stuff and the chidlren get loads out of what i do with them... i just dont document it!