As early years people, we help you to ‘get it right’, so as a parent, practitioner, or business owner
you can ‘get it right’ for EVERY child for their best start in life.

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Does your Learning Walk sparkle? Does it shine on what you do best?

Don’t fear the Learning Walk. Take Charge.


If you want to really show the best of your provision and stop dreading the inspector calling, then this could be the most important corner of the internet that you visit all year.

My name is Catherine.

I have felt the sting that you have when the inspector swoops in on the weak links (we all have them!) during an inspection.

From being a practitioner, to an owner and manager, to a Quality Assessor, to a consultant…

Being involved in your sector for a very long time, I have seen it all.

I was once 70 miles from my business, with the rest of senior management, when Ofsted appeared.

A full inspection had been triggered following an unfounded safeguarding complaint.

3 reasons

As you can imagine, trying to navigate this over the phone was stressful!

The anxiety rose.

But, I already had things in place to deal with a situation like this.

  • The record systems were ‘water tight’
  • I had confidence in the practitioners’ ability to talk to the inspector
  • I knew exactly what to tell the poor admin lady at the time what to download if needed

It was all about preparation.

Now, every day, I help settings like yours to improve their business sustainability and embed outstanding EYFS practice.

The biggest thing that I want you to take away from reading this today is that there is always a way to improve!

The Learning Walk was added at the end of 2019. A senior member of staff is to conduct this with an Inspector at the beginning of an Inspection.

Here I am offering you the chance to take charge of the Learning Walk that you know you will have to do.

You are invited to this webinar to share ideas on how you can add some sparkle to your Learning Walk.

£20 is nothing to secure or improve your grading. Take action today.


I want wait to hear what you think – tap a green button and watch!

Catherine Lyon

P.S – This webinar won’t be available forever so grab it while you can!

P.P.S – The safeguarding complaint was quashed and the nursery retained its Outstanding grading. YOU CAN BE PREPARED TOO .

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“Really enjoyed this today… like you mentioned you are always learning… I have learned some new ideas today from yourself…”

“I was worrying I would have to depend upon my memory to introduce all the aspects an Inspector wants to see/hear…”

I will be happy to answer any queries that you have about your own learning walk.

Ping me an email with your worry:

Things you should know and the T&Cs

Payment –  All payments are processed via Paypal. You can pay with your Paypal account or, provided that you are LOGGED OUT of Paypal on the device that you are using, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card. If this is a problem, then please get in touch by the Monday at 5pm – of the week of the webinar that you are interested in and we will sort out another way to pay for you.

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Internet issues – We CANNOT be responsible for personal issues that arise during the webinar, for example, internet connection speeds/dropouts. No refunds will be given. However, we will be happy to transfer your fee to another webinar within the next 2 months. To do this you must email Catherine on so that we can sort that out for you.

Non-attendance – We understand what nursery/preschool life is like; we appreciate that staff go off sick sometimes!! You will be able to forward to your ticket to someone else in the team if necessary, but you won’t both be able to watch it from the same ticket and they must enter your email address when joining the webinar. Please see ‘General’ above if you know in advance that you will not able to attend the webinar that you have booked a seat on.