Safeguarding in New Ofsted Inspection Framework

Safeguarding in Ofsted’s New Inspection Framework: What should Early Years Providers Know?

Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework is all set to be rolled out this September. Although there are a number of new changes across the spectrum, we will focus on the inspection of ‘safeguarding’ for early years in this post. According … Continue Reading

Early Years Coalition Launched Ahead of Government Consulation

Early Years Organisations Launch Survey Ahead of Government Consultation

A new coalition of the UK’s leading early years organizations including the NDNA, PACEY and Early Years Alliance have launched a survey ahead of the Government Consultation on Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) later this year. The coalition was founded … Continue Reading

Ofsted's new Education Inspection Framework

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019 to go live from September

Ofsted’s new education inspection framework and the accompanying handbooks will come into force from September 2019. The new framework is expected to bring down the pressure on teachers and early years practitioners to produce masses of data and paperwork for … Continue Reading

OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

OFCMA: New Body for Childminder Agencies Launches in England

A new association for childminder agencies takes shape in England as the future of the Department of Education’s strategic partnership with early years providers remains unclear. The Organisation for Childminder Agencies (OFCMA) has been formed by eight of the 11 … Continue Reading

How to write incident reports in childcare or writing ouch reports

The Whys and Hows of  Writing Incident Reports for Childcare

Of all the documentation you wish you didn’t have to do as a childcare provider, incident reports aka ouch reports could be sitting right at the top of the list. When a parent entrusts their child in your care, it … Continue Reading

Ofsted Early Years Inspection Framework 2019 for Early Years

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework 2019: What’s in it for Early Years?

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has now released the draft for its Education Inspection Framework for 2019. The new framework has been developed in a bid to shift the focus of evaluation from performance data to the quality … Continue Reading

Reporting Accidents and Incidents to Ofsted : Reporting an injury to Ofsted

Falls, Scrapes and Tumbles: When and What does Ofsted need to know?

Small scrapes, falls and tumbles are a natural part of growing up. Administering first aid, logging the injury in an accident book (or digital childcare record) and informing parents is just about all that’s required of childcare providers when it … Continue Reading

Ofsted Inspection for Early Years: Myth buster

Ofsted Inspection for Early Years: Myth Vs Fact

Getting ready for an inspection can be a daunting task. Add to the mix the circulating myths about Ofsted’s preferred form of documents and hearsay about specific arrangements to be done for the day, the run-up to the inspection can … Continue Reading

Ofsted Inspections are going digital

Ofsted Inspections are going digital!

Yes, it’s official, Ofsted is finally going digital. Collecting inspection evidence with a clipboard, pen and paper. Compiling the handwritten forms and sending it to the evidence collection centre. Scanning the documents and storing them as PDF. It is all … Continue Reading