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Ok I know i should know but how often do we need to do obs and risk assessments?

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dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 16:59:03

I went to an intro day on EYFS but it was ages ago and i'm not sure if I've missed out on another more indepth course or if I'm just being daftblush I looked on the Bromley website and it has lots of forms etc which i have saved copies of but I wasn't clear on what the minimum numbers of observations per child per month, term, year etc where or even if there was a minimum number required. Same with a risk assessment. I've done one about a year ago - how often do I need to do one?


dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 18:40:34


mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 18:48:15

I was told to do 1 observation per child every 4-6 weeks (average 1 per month).

Risk accessments - house 1 per year
outings and group etc do 1 when you go and then update as needed if anything changes.

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 18:50:03

Forgot to say that we were given forms that we could photocopy for risk accessments and observations.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 18:55:35

Thanks mumlovesmile Thats really helpful. Should i have gone to a further training course then? I didn't get the forms when i went for the intro session - just the HUGE EYFS booklet thing with all the cards and CD.

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 19:09:20

Yes 2 more courses. 1 risk asscessment and 1 observations both were 2 evenings long.
And also the huge EYFS book has been reprinted so if you haven't got the new 1 phone up the number on the back and they will send you 1.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 19:12:26

Thankssmile Do I need to have done these courses or were they purely for information purposes?

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 19:17:44

They showed you how to fill in the forms in the easiest way.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 19:19:08

Thanks mumlove you have been a star as alwaysgrin I was worried that it was something i had to do and hadn't IYKWIM. I think I can fill out the forms ok - the Bromley website has samples of all theirs which is really helpful.

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 19:20:46

If you want me to email you the 1's they gave us let me know.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 19:21:49

That would be great if you've got time. Do you still have my email address?

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 19:22:29

Yes, if it is still the aol 1.

dustystar Wed 15-Oct-08 19:22:50

It issmile

mumlove Wed 15-Oct-08 19:39:39

Have sent them. smile Happy reading.

SammyK Thu 30-Oct-08 14:44:55

Mumlove - if youfind time would you be able to send me the obs forms you have? I would really appreciate it if you could. smile

mumlove Thu 30-Oct-08 16:08:56

SammyK - No problems email me rachaels DOT rugrats AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

Just replace the DOTS . and the AT @

SammyK Fri 31-Oct-08 17:29:26

thanks mumlove have emailed you smile

mumlove Fri 31-Oct-08 21:28:36

smile Happy reading.

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