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    Had my inspection this morning - no children on roll. It went well and I got 'met' but oh my goodness, I am drained now and fit for nothing!

    It only lasted 2 and 1/2 hours - I don't know how you all cope with a full inspection with kids present. Obviously I have had a full inspection a few years ago, but I think I'm getting too old for this.

    I got up this morning at 4.40am after being awake for what seemed like all night - I was totally paranoid about oversleeping. I don't feel like I slept at all - but I know I did because I had the most horrific nightmares about finding dead bodies in my house.

    The inspector was lovely. She asked me about:
    the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse
    what I would do if a child made an allegation against me
    what I would do if a child didn't turn up at my setting one day when they were booked in
    if I recorded reasons for absence on the register
    how I manage the settling in procedure
    how I manage medication
    how I keep children safe when out and about
    what information I keep on the children
    what kind of existing injuries would I record? (I listed a load and she then agreed and said, the answer is 'everything')
    asked me what inclusion and diversity mean to me
    how I do planning
    if I evaluate my practice
    how I keep up to date with safeguarding knowledge
    how I would handle a parental complaint
    how I measure the children's progress
    how I do a 2 year check
    what I do with my register and accident forms when the children leave
    how I would handle an accident in my setting
    what I know about prevent
    what are the indicators that fgm might be an issue - what would I do

    She probably asked more, but I can't remember. I took her around the premises and she suggested a couple of bits for risk assessment. They weren't a surprise, but some will be a bit tricky to remedy. It was ok to not have written risk assessments.

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    Crikey that sounded full on bet you are glad it’s over.

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    At least its all over for now.......until next time
    Pixie Dust

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    well done !

    xx

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    I guess inspection 'with no children present' can be even tougher than having the children there, as the inspector has to ask you everything, they can't just see it happening. Well done x

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    Well done all over and done with now
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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