My hands are itching to get to my paperwork but I had the car's MOT today and because DS and DH wanted to come along, I only got back 3 hours later! And then there was dishes, and washing and folding and packing away and making lunch for DS etc etc etc.
DH? Oh, he was busy settling himself to watch the football
best i get upstairs and do some work, before i do some damage
I am updating everyones folder & on an observation sheet dd has written X & Y sit together reading books She has linked it (correctly) & planned the 'next step' which is to 'play a game encouraging turn-taking' which is just perfect
I know she did this on Wednesday (I wondered why she was 'fishing' with them) s I just need to get her to write up the evaluation
That is so lovely & she hasn't really been 'taught' how to do it
Tbh the gov have a lot to answer for, we are like mininurseries for me that isn't really an issue but it is for a lot of really good childminders who went into this career for a variety of reasons......the paperwork wasn't one of them
I don't think the paperwork is THAT bad to be honest. But I left sixth form last July and went straight into the job using the EYFS so I've never known any different IYSWIM.
When I worked at a nursery the paperwork was way OTT. Like each child had to have an Obs done everyday (they missed the point entirely, tried to tell them but they looked at me as if I was a half-wit).
Now I'm childminding I try to be a lot more level headed about it. I don't write it down unless it's relevent or new or interesting (or cute, maybe!)
I do the paperwork that actually helps me with planning and assessing and don't find that to be too much.
The EYFS is suppossed to be getting back to good, child led play.
Don't let the paperwork put you off a wonderful job. it's worth it and I'm sure most professions have a ridiculas amount of writing to do now anyway.
Just had a parents meeting and the Mum was flabbergasted with the amount of paperwork in her DD's file, but also very pleased to see it and read it. I explained to her that the care and education her DD gets would be exactly the same with, or without the paperwork and she said that although it was lovely to see it, she would prefer that I spent my evenings relaxing, or setting up activities for the next day, rather than doing pointless paperwork.