Who are the vulnerable children?


Who are the vulnerable children? Vulnerable children are a subject dear to my heart, which is why I do what I do. Our job is to focus on our vulnerable children every day, not just on inspection day. The list of vulnerable children increases each year, as does the struggle [...]

Who are the vulnerable children?2022-05-13T12:48:05+01:00

What’s the difference between the real Ofsted inspection and a ‘mock inspection’


What’s the difference between the real Ofsted inspection and a ‘mock inspection’? As a nursery manager, receiving the call from Ofsted that they will be with you tomorrow for your inspection conjures up feelings of nausea, utter dread, and anxiety. The question hangs in the air, was it easier when [...]

What’s the difference between the real Ofsted inspection and a ‘mock inspection’2022-03-28T13:22:37+01:00

The Learning Walk


During your Ofsted inspection, I can honestly say that this is one of the most important parts to get right. It is telling your settings story and why you do what you do. It is also the key to a great inspection. There are many different things to think [...]

The Learning Walk2022-03-11T10:50:36+00:00

Specialist Education Consultancy of the Year!


Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy is delighted and proud to have been named as Specialist Education Consultancy of the Year in the 2021/22 Prestige South England awards. The Prestige Awards are designed to recognize SMEs (Small-to-Medium Enterprises) that have made an outstanding contribution to their field as part of their wider [...]

Specialist Education Consultancy of the Year!2022-02-15T14:34:43+00:00

The ‘C’ word!


All we keep hearing at Jigsaw are the words Because of the C word  and this week I have made a stand.. After several cancellations and disappointments within the Early Years sector I am now drawing a line in the sand and don’t want to hear it anymore about Covid.. [...]

The ‘C’ word!2021-08-13T16:25:26+01:00

Still Here For You


We are all in a state of shock, of not knowing what comes next. The news every day brings us more sadness, not just here in the UK but across the world. What a strange and unsettled time we are all going through at the moment and who could have [...]

Still Here For You2021-12-07T10:53:23+00:00

Mastermind Magic!


What is Mastermind? A TV programme I can hear some of you shout! Some of you will remember Magnus Magnusson, the original host from 1972 who coined the now-famous phrase, ‘I’ve started, so I’ll finish!” The younger ones of you may know that John Humphrys is now the presenter putting [...]

Mastermind Magic!2021-12-07T10:56:43+00:00

EPOP Rocks!


0800 hrs Saturday 11th January 2020…..a year in the planning and we were ready to go! Ambassadors arrived excited and prepared for the day ahead, all they had to do was squeeze into their Jigsaw ‘Can I help you?’ polo-shirts and get the plan for the day, oh yeah and calm [...]

EPOP Rocks!2021-12-07T11:31:11+00:00

A Year in The Planning


With just 1 day to go we cannot tell you how excited we are for our 2nd Hampshire Early Years Conference, Exploring the Power of Play. The venue is ready, lunch booked, cake selected but not yet tried…waiting for Saturday for that little treat and our incredible keynote speaker and workshop [...]

A Year in The Planning2021-12-07T11:38:06+00:00

Time For Reflection


Hands up who is shocked that Christmas is just around the corner? How many times have you said, “I can’t believe where that year has gone!” “It only feels like yesterday we were putting the decorations up!” ‘What do you mean we have to practice the Nativity again?”   It [...]

Time For Reflection2021-12-07T11:40:07+00:00


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