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Preparing for Ofsted with Connect Childcare

While Ofsted plays a crucial role in keeping standards high within early years, receiving ‘the call’ is enough to trigger panic in even the most organised settings. But with the Connect Childcare package, you can rest assured that everything you need to showcase success is at your fingertips. No last-minute panic about paperwork, worrying how best to showcase observations, or fumbling to find staff training records – you can access it all at the touch of a button.

In this guide, we delve deeper into how nursery managers can successfully prepare for the next visit from Ofsted, including how the inspector’s methodology relates to the early years foundation stage (EYFS).

  • The preparation process – offering tips, strategies, and tools to ensure readiness
  • Receiving the Call – what to expect upon receiving the call. Covering immediate steps to take and organising the team.
  • The Learning Walk – offering guidance on showcasing the best aspects of their provision and tips for engaging positively with inspectors
  • Understanding the Curriculum – what inspectors seek regarding curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and Management – providing insights on demonstrating these qualities during an inspection.

Each chapter provides valuable insights, practical tips, and actionable strategies to assist childcare providers in successfully navigating the Ofsted inspection process. With the support and tools from Connect Childcare, providers are equipped to meet the standards and excel in delivering quality childcare services.

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