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Waiting in Shenzhen for the train to Hong Kong and Ofsted had my attention…

I had brought some light things to read – that is in weight, not content, well in this instance.  At Childcare Expo I had picked up a booklet from Early Years Fundamentals Ltd headlined:-

A report for the Early Years Private Voluntary
& Independent Sector

For copyright reasons, I cannot quote word for word but there were some really interesting facts about the 2017-2018 academic year.

Here is a list of the bits that may help with your next inspection

» With grades of ‘Requires Improvement’ and ‘Inadequate’ were most frequently because of these reasons in descending order:-

 » If you are not already aware, there is a new Early Years Inspection Handbook (Ofsted 2018)

» Check you are using monitoring and evaluation systems on a regular basis, so you have an accurate view of:

 » Management teams need to ensure they:

» Read the whole of your last inspection report and check out the other weaknesses that perhaps were not brought through to be the main reason to improve (What the setting needs to do to improve further…) and ensure these are all addressed, to ensure they don’t become the next action point at the subsequent inspection

 » Questions to ask yourself to ensure you are working with external professionals:

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