The only nuts and bolts guide to the early years Ofsted inspection. Includes a step-by-step guide to completing the self Evaluation Form and guidance on updating the SEF. The previous edition sold thousands of copies throughout the UK and this edition has been revised in accordance with the EYFS 2012 and the Inspection Guidelines 2012. It has also now been updated with the 2013 Ofsted gradings.
As of September 2008 all early years settings (including childminders) had to be inspected on the basis of the Early Years Foundation Stage, many for the first time. This guide offers all those working with the early years a wealth of up-to-date advice to enable them to pass their early years inspection with flying colours. This guide includes tried and tested methods for improving reflective pratice and techniques to show to Ofsted that the EYFS is working in their setting.
About the Authors
Jenny Barber is a specialist early years and childcare trainer, and delivers training for local authorities across the country on delivering the EYFS and preparing for an Ofsted Inspection. Sharon Paul-Smith works as a Quality Improvement Mentor for Buckinghamshire Early Years. Both authors write frequently for EYE magazine and are based in the Milton Keynes area.
"A valuable tool for inspection .. and very helpful in completing our nursery SEF,"
Kathryn Coombes, Nursery Manager, Welsh Lane Day Nursery, Buckingham
"A clear and well written supportive book to help settings through the inspection process. Sections are methodically placed with appropriate reflective questions that all practitioners within the setting can be involved in answering"
Sue Davies, Senior Lecturer, Guildford College