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    Default omg - Ofsted coming next week!!! - scared

    Hiya all, I have ofsted coming next week. I am so nervous, worried I have all the necessary paperwork and things covered!! I am being sooo hard on myself, but it hasnt helped as I have been told my inspector is quite strict and is likely of staying for 5 hours!!!!!!

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    Get all your paperwork out ready and then relax.

    Go through the eyfs 2008 and check you have done all the must and shoulds

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    Good luck, hope it all goes well next week for you. Hx

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    I had one for four and half hour, inspector dint want to go home......

    If your documents are ready it may well take half the time, good luck hope all goes well....

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    couldn't stand 5 hours of inspection

    Good luck - hope it goes well for you

    Miffy xx
    Keep smiling!

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    Default ok so far.....

    thanks all.
    I have a folder which is like a prospectus, it shows all of my qualifications, insurances, ncma membership, food hygiene cert, some photos of what we do, some leaflets of places we visit, a little bit on me and my family & setting.
    I also have another folder, with all my p&ps in.
    I have another folder with my RAS & fire drill.
    I have the child's learning journal with obs etc.
    I have the child's file with contracts etc....

    is there anything else I need to have to hand for her please??

    I cant believe its either tomorrow or Friday, although I was told my inspection needs to be done by the 12th, so I dont expect it to be fri 13th!!

    Vx

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    Accident/incident records unless they are in individual children's files

    Sef

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    Oh ok thanks I have an NCMA acccident & incident folder, which has sections at the back for each child, so I will put that out.

    I havent completed my sef but I have typed up bits, how I have made changes what I feel I do well etc, I just havent finished it and put it on the correct form. One of my development points for me is to gain a better understanding of the SEF. I did advise the inspector when she rang I hadnt put it on the form, she said just collate together so she could see I have reflected.....

    Thanks again

    Vx

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    Mine took over 4 hours. Didn't help that it was my first ever inspection and she'd told me it would be 2 hours max.

    I think what did help was that I was totally up front with her from the start. Told her I was petrified of any sort of testing, and forget things when I'm panicked, so would she please ask if she felt any paperwork, etc. was missing as I probably had it somewhere. Also had to tell her that the lo's would be on edge because one was in the middle of a family break-up and both were off-routine, as we should've been at toddler group that day.

    Inspector was very happy that I'd told her and took account of my concerns for the children during inspection. She was using the table for paperwork when lunchtime arrived, and was impressed that we improvised a "floor picnic" instead, on a foil blanket on the floor.

    The children actually cried when she left.

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    All seems in order, And rest you have mentioned it? Oh yes one more thing visitor sign in book have you got one in place? Rest You got it all right so don't panic.

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    Sounds great to me, relax be yourself you'll be fine. Good luck not had mine long ago and the thought of it is scary but you sound very organised.

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    Just wanted to say good luck
    My inspector came here last monday and was here for 6 hours : s I thought she was going to stay for dinner. I did my sef and very thorough as I thought this would mean a shorter inspection as lots of the evidence was written for her anyways- no such luck she still asked lots of questions which just seemed like she was resting me to see if I had remembered what I had written.

    After she had been here for 3 hours I had just forgotten she was her and just got on with everything I had planned.

    Good luck again

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    Good luck hun.

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    Has she been yet Vickie?

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    Default YIPPEE IM SO PLEASED

    The inspector came @ 9.15 and was very nice. She was thorough with her assessing of me and my paperworl. (To make matters worse, I had been told she was very strict and was likely of giving satisfactory!!) Anyway, she left about 1pm, advising me she was very impressed and has awarded me a strong GOOD!! I am sooooo happy, all that hardwork has paid off. Thanks to all who posted. x

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    Congratulations! That's great news. Now you can relax Hx

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    well done xxx

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    well done you!!




    .....and relax!

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    well done now relax and have a nice long drink

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    Very well done

 

 
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