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Preparing For Inspection

Preparing for Inspection

Since the introduction of the EIF inspections in 2019 there has been a noticeable difference in the way inspections are carried out. How prepared you and your team are for this may well influence the outcome you receive,  

There are many elements to be considered in preparing for Inspection and undertaking any short course will never be able to cover all of them. However, through raising awareness of what inspection entails, with the whole staff team, can make the process much less daunting for everyone. 

The Inspection process can be stressful when you lack knowledge about what is expected of you, what you might be asked about and how to best answer questions.  

Our courses are all designed to give you up to date information about the inspection process and to share with you the knowledge and experience we have from having our own settings who are undergoing inspections regularly and from working with many other settings and understanding the nuances of the inspection process and what can affect your outcomes.

Information on the inspection process is published by Ofsted in the Early Years Inspection Handbook. However, reading about what they do and having the opportunity to discuss, ask questions and hear first hand about the inspection process are two very different things. 

We’ll cover topics such as the Learning Walk, Cultural Capital, British Values, Safeguarding, keypersons and joint observations. Alongside this, making the right first impressions is also considered. 

So whether your team have undertaken inspections before or are completely new to the process these courses will work to build their knowledge and in turn build their confidence in managing the inspection day when it arrives.

We can deliver these courses to your whole staff team both virtually or fact to face. This is a great way to bring the team together and ensure they are all working together when the day comes. 

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