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  1. #1
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    Default First inspection

    Hi all
    I've been registered 25 months and I had my first graded inspection yesterday. She had initially called me on Friday asking what children I had what day. I was to expect her monday to thursday. When she arrived yesterday after initial introduction etc she informed me I had broken the rules in regard to continuity of care on the tuesday as Ofsted have no record of me notifying them of my variation. She went onto tell me i was unlikely to get higher than a Requires Improvement due to the variation and failing to notify. I tried to argue the case that I had to satisfy the inspector, not notify ofsted but she insisted they should have a record of me telling them of this variation which is for 4 hours on a tuesday. WHen I have these 4 I am satisfied that as they are the only children present their care isnt affected i've risk assessed and covered how I met all their needs and all eyfs parents have read and signed.

    She was very satisfied in my setting towards the end and she I know I cant share my grade but day wasnt as devastating as I expected, and she said my teaching was verging on outstanding and that I am a fantastic storyteller which was nice to hear.

    The thing is I'm going to be devastated if my report mentions that I havent upheld the EYFS due to this variation because I dont agree that I was wrong. I've read that document cover to cover and can honestly say I follow it to the letter.

    Where do I go from here?

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    Personally i would be contacting Ofsted about this immediately and telling them if it appears in your report or has lowered your grading in any way you will be putting in a complaint and appealing as no where does it state we have to inform ofsted.

    As soonas you receive your report go through it with a fine toothcomb. If it does appear they you only have so long to complain.

    Let us know how you go on please
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    Hi, thank you for your advice I have emailed Ofsted with a brief overview of what happened. I have also contacted my local early years team who have said I have done nothing wrong and will back me in a complaint if necessary. They want to see my report when I receive it and will bring the inconsistency up when they meet with Ofsted.

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    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Sadly there are still ofsted inspectors who don't know their own rules

    Please ask if there is anything we can do to support you - we know the rules well and have lots of Ofsted contacts if needed

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    [QUOTE=sarah707;1434958]Sadly there are still ofsted inspectors who don't know their own rules

    Please ask if there is anything we can do to support you - we know the rules well and have lots of Ofsted contacts if needed [/help me]

    Hi Sarah im looking for advice on what ofsted require in the Liverpool Merseyside Area on a first proper inspection after pre reg and how long do you wait after your pre reg for your first inspection

    Thanks


    Mandy

 

 

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