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    Thumbs up Had my inspection!

    Husband and I (gosh - sounds like the Queen!) had our inspection last week.

    We're not allowed to say what the outcome was until the report is published, but....


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    That's fantastic - well done you!

    Miffy xx
    Keep smiling!

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    CONGRATULATIONS
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    Congratulations.Well done

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    congratulations!

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    One life live it

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    well done.
    Come back David....

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    Well done to you both! I am due my inspection next month, but my dh is not due for 18 months, so not sure what will happen, they seemed to think we would stay being inspected at different times.

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    any tips??

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    Congratulations

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    They were going to inspect OH and me separately at first, but then decided that was daft and have always inspected us together.

    Tips...

    I would say not to worry too much if you haven't got 1001 pieces of paperwork in place. Because I haven't. You've got your basic legal requirements that we've always had: child record form, contract, permissions, medicine and accident forms and a note of the times when each child is with you.
    They also want to see a basic risk assessment of your home and any additional outings you do and a self assessment of some kind - not even the SEF.

    The rest seems to be really up to you what you have. Our county council have produced a package that's designed to help us with the EYFS. I don't use it. The inspector asked me why not and I said it was a ticklist and the EYFS says no ticklists. She was happy with that.

    The inspector was far more interested in how we were looking after the children and how they related to us. She also kept saying "I need a bit more..." and I would give her another example of what we did. I worried at the time that we weren't doing enough: now I realise she needed the extra evidence for the grade.

    We don't do some things that might be considered best practice, but we were able to justify those decisions. For example, we don't do fire practices with the children, but we do regularly play a game called "Everybody Out!". It concentrates on the important evacuation process without scaring them witless or deafening them with a fire alarm. Again, she was happy with our reasoning.

    Siure, we cleaned, but it wasn't spotless. I learned THAT lesson at my first inspection when I practically sterilised the place. The inspector walked in, took a sniff of the Dettol-saturated air and said "Oh, have you cleaned for me? I do feel honoured!"

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    Congratulations!
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    well done
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