I'm glad you've made the comment about the difficulty of 'making things fit'. This is a very important point. It is important both in terms of constantly trying to link one's curriculum/provision with the prescribed stuff (therefore constantly trying to provide 'evidence' and account for the provision) - and in terms of trying to relate whatever goes on to the assessment systems - and mainly through 'caught' child-initiated activities. Who made everything so onerous? And who thinks this is practicable or necessary. Your postings encapsulate what I'm sure many other providers feel and find, but you are honest enough to describe your findings. And doesn't that constant sense of 'accountability' to the minutiae take away a lot of the pleasure of the job?