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Hi i achieved Outstanding in my ofsted and am a registered childminder. I use an eyfs profile for my children under 5 and use it as a tool to measure their achievements and by the time they attend full time school i am well aware of their capabilities.

Am i doing wrong by doing this , Ofsted seemed pleased with it hence my outstanding but local co ordinator says I must definately NOT use it . please help

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

As far as I understand (as a reception teacher) EYFS Profile is for use at the end of the reception year as a tool to inform year 1 teachers.

Its not supposed to be used as a 'tracker', but in order to track progress you can use devlopment matters statements.

 

Hoe this helps

Im sure another childminder will be along soon to offer advice.

 

Lucie x

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Hi and welcome from me too. I agree with Lucie.

 

I'm not a childminder though, I work in a school. Our nursery staff do not use the eyfs profile but they do track progress using development matters statements.

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Hi and welcome from me too. I agree with Lucie.

 

I'm not a childminder though, I work in a school. Our nursery staff do not use the eyfs profile but they do track progress using development matters statements.

 

 

Hi, I used the development matters statements to track progress of my under 5's when I was a childminder (and that is what we do in preschool too) The profile points are to be used in the term they are 5 to give a summary ready for transition to Year 1. The Development matters statements are much more closely relating to where the children are at below 5 years old, and should be more useful to you

 

HTH

Clare x

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

As far as I understand (as a reception teacher) EYFS Profile is for use at the end of the reception year as a tool to inform year 1 teachers.

Its not supposed to be used as a 'tracker', but in order to track progress you can use devlopment matters statements.

 

Hoe this helps

Im sure another childminder will be along soon to offer advice.

 

Lucie x

Thanks for all of your help i do use individual trackers as well and learning journeys that cover all ages and stages. I generally just use the form as a tool to help me prepare the children for what is expected when they start school. However i will probably put this to one side now as it is not necessary. Thank you

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