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Just had my First inspection Graded OUTSTANDING

(21 Posts)
childminderjanet Sun 14-May-06 11:04:55

Hello I just wanted to share my news. I had my inspection on 11/05/06 so pleased I got graded outstanding, but suffering a fair amount of bitching from the other local childminders who have been registered for years.I sort of understand their point I only registered last year,BUT I am a qualified Nanny with 19yrs experience so I would have been very dissapointed if I didn't get at least a good.

looneytune Sun 14-May-06 12:25:44

Well done! Don't worry about what other people think, they are just jealous!

childminderjanet Sun 14-May-06 17:14:05

Thanks for that looneytune just need to fill my places now

dinny Sun 14-May-06 17:16:35

well done, Janet - where are you?

Isyhan Sun 14-May-06 17:33:27

One thing that has struck me since I thought about becoming a childminder is what an envious lot childminders can be. ive come across it quite often but I guess now Ive noticed it it stands out more to me. The shame of it is that some parents pick up on it and they shoot themselves in the foot. I experienced it recently and Im not even registered.

looneytune Sun 14-May-06 17:41:44

Have you seen the advertising tips thread I put together? I'll bump it up just in case it's useful

PandaG Sun 14-May-06 17:43:52

Well done - what an achievement! I was very pleased with a good.

motherinferior Sun 14-May-06 17:45:08

That's really impressive - I've just written an article on Ofsted grading. Congratulations.

breadandroses Sun 14-May-06 20:45:59


childminderjanet Sun 14-May-06 21:56:09

Thanks everyone
I'm in Petts Wood nr Orpington/Bromley Kent

hulababy Sun 14-May-06 21:59:11

Well done!

Booh Mon 15-May-06 09:03:00

well done! i had the same thing from local CM's as I was graded outstanding too! but am a regestered nanny with SN experience etc so wouldn't have expected any less!

sarahhal Mon 15-May-06 09:05:30

Well done - outstanding in OFSTED's eyes really is outstanding!!!!

childminderjanet Mon 15-May-06 11:52:29

Although I was pleased when she said My practise was outstanding I didn't know quite what a big deal it is until the phone calls from Well wishers at Bromley early years started rolling in! I am still in shock and expect Ofsted to ring me back and say they've made a mistake

Isyhan Mon 15-May-06 12:51:22

tell us your secret.

CHEEPS Thu 18-May-06 12:25:06

I am not due till Aug, but wondered at what age you took children and how much you charge?

childminderjanet Thu 18-May-06 12:44:35

Hi CHEEPS I don't have any lower age limit for taking on babies. If you would like a list of my rates or anymore information please email me at Good luck with you baby.

puppy Thu 18-May-06 13:51:12

Congratulations childminderjanet on your outstandind inspection!!

babyhollie Sat 20-May-06 21:21:23

hi janet i would love to see your report and also what policies you have lol.

please email me at

Nicola x

childminderjanet Sun 21-May-06 08:22:27

Hello Nicola,

I only had my inspection on 11/05/06 so haven't got the report yet.I will post it on here as soon as I get it.
As for my policies I will email you a list of ones in my portfolio.
Have you had an Ofsted inspection yet?

babyhollie Sun 21-May-06 22:07:37

Hi there

Thanks I had my inspection in December of last yeara nd got a good. but would love to see your policies just to have a read through plesse.
My email address is

Thanks and contragulations also

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