With all the worries of what an Ofsted inspections brings I signed up for Are you ready for your inspection? programme. I am so pleased I did! The programmer talks you through everything you need to be ready for an inspection. It works perfectly with the book also written by Vanessa. I loved the fact that the programme had been written for everybody in the team and is perfect for Childminder’s too. There are loads of added bonuses with each module, quizzes, group time and a work book. This is my new go to bible, I literally love everything about it.
Are you ready for your inspection? Why has this only just been created? This is a fantastic programme which helps to consolidate all you need to know in one place and helps promote an ethos of reflective practice. I have been working through this online programme, just popping in and out when I get a few moments. That is the first big plus as the process of doing small snippets of CPD works really well for me and it has ignited something in me to review and update my paperwork and practice. That’s got to be a good thing!I am a childminder and I have 2 assistants. I have been graded outstanding in all of my inspections to date (3 in total!) and am not due an inspection for another 12 months! My colleague has asked if I would need such a programme? ABSOLUTELY. None of us know everything and there is always room for improvement in every provision. I think accessing this now so far in advance of an inspection will help me when the time arrives, so instead of ‘losing the plot’ following ‘The Call’ I can just pop back on and mentally refresh my requirements for a positive inspection. My advice is don’t leave it until the last minute.I honestly think this is a great tool for best practice (inspections aside) and comes at an especially crucial time with all the local authority cutbacks. I haven’t rolled this out to my assistants yet as I firstly wanted to work through it and find out what is going to be the most effective way for us to access the training. It’s so versatile in the sense that you can adapt how you work through it to suit your provision and team. I feel really excited about sharing this programme and as I have found, Ofsted really want to see how I am supporting my staff and developing them professionally. I’m sure the fact that we have worked through this together can only be seen as excellent practice. Vanessa’s knowledge and her experience as an Ofsted inspector gives us the assurance that she knows what she is talking about, but you only need to ‘follow’ her journey to see what passion she has and how committed she is to our wonderful sector. A fantastic resource Vanessa. Thank you.
Having just registered my newest setting and knowing inspection is imminent, it was the perfect time to access the Are You Ready for Inspection online program. I am blown away at how informative and knowledgable vanessa is. This is her forte and her passion shines through. I cannot stress enough how her experience as an inspector is invaluable. This program tells you exactly what to expect (down to the finest details) and provides you will effective strategies to reflect and evolve your setting. I love that this program will work no matter what your ethos and truly promotes the importance of your setting being unique and celebrating everything you do. I’m feeling so much more prepared and confident now. Thank you so much vanessa ❤️
After receiving outstanding previously - I find we are under more pressure when Ofsted is due..The online programme has eased my concerns and will help my whole team.It covers everything that you should be doing within your setting on an every day basis and not just when Ofsted are due, so we shall personally use it as a ‘Quality assurance toolkit’ along with the book when my team can address their concerns, reflect of their strengths and areas to improve etc..I love the sections where you discuss matters within your team, great for their ongoing cpd...Also found the downloads extremely useful as I’m such a jotter- it suits me to jot my notes down etc rather than just work solely online..Thank you Vanessa for putting alot of hard work and past experience into this programme where it will suit each individual unique setting....