Sorry for the multitude of questions from me tonight, but have got a meeting planned with SMT next week about moving forward within the EYFS, and there are a few questions I need answers to from somebody other than me - in my head everything has turned to marshmallow. 1) It was brought to my attention last week that there is a legal requirement to get parental contributions towards the profile evidence - can anyone tell me if this is the case, and in what capacity is acceptable / preferred? How do you do this? Value? 2) Also, to try and cut back on paperwork / time / sanity, I was wondering if myself and my three colleagues started to put together a file, as to how we evidence the profile points, we wouldn't have to do it for each individual child. In more detail, there would be a section for each strand, e.g. linking sounds and letters, and then photographs, observations of how we know a child has achieved each scale point. This can be continually added to, but would be a lot less time-consuming than making 'learning journals' for each child. My way of thinking is that it'd prove that we do know what we're talking about, and what we're looking for, so we can assess the profile without all the paperwork / hair-loss! What do you all think?