Are You Ready For Your Inspection – Revised Edition



Vanessa Dooley is an independent Early Years trainer and consultant who specialises in delivering training to child care settings.  She has previously worked as a Group Manager of 7 Early Years settings, an Assessor, a Foundation Degree Tutor as well as an Early Years Inspector. She has a wealth of experience in Early Years and her passion is displayed in her training and in her writing.

Vanessa strives to ensure practitioners are confident in their skills and knowledge to be confident in an Early Years Inspection.

She contributes to EYE and has had her training documented and become an Award Winner of Nursery World.

This book has been written for all Early Years practitioners with a responsibility of improving outcomes for children.

It provides you with the tools to be able to motivate yourself and your staff team to evaluate and improve on your practice.

This will enable you to demonstrate IMPACT during your OfSTED inspection and deliver OUTSTANDING practice consistently.


As expected, an excellent book! This is a must buy for anyone who will be inspected under the Ofsted EIF.

I purchased the Kindle version this morning and did not put it down until finished. I’ve spent all day writing notes on how I can ensure my setting adds impact and raises outcomes for children.

Vanessa has truly given me the confidence to continue following our own journey. I have now placed an order for a paperback copy for each of my managers.

Vanessa really knows her stuff and guides you through the inspection process and how you can be in control of your own inspection by being well prepared and organised.

Short, manageable chapters mean it is easy to follow and action in a step by step way – I had feared that a book like this might be overwhelming, but it really isn’t, and this revised edition is just as good as the original

Thank you Vanessa for providing the early years community with this valuable resource.

This is an absolutely amazing book! I just couldn’t get enough of it. If you’re looking for support and guidance on the New Ofsted EYFS Inspection buy now! This book enables you to reflect on your own practice and supports you with new ideas.

The templates are great and it’s a real easy book to read!

Well done Vanessa you should be one proud lady!