I have my inspection in August. I made them aware that i am not currently minding due to having to take time off because of work being carried on my house. I am due to mind again in september and asked if it could be put off until then. I was told no, and that because i will not have mindees the best grade i could expect would be satisfactory. However, the inspector did say it would be clear on my report that i could not acheive a higher grade because of having no mindees so shouldn't look bad. I said my own under 5 would be here, but, apparantly i can't be judged on my care of her (even though she counts as one of my numbers). She said she would judge me on national standards and talk about keeping children safe. I have been so concerned about being clued up on EYFS and that won't even come into my inspection now. What should i be doing to impress her? Please help!
i'm not allowed to "borrow one" because i havn't got a certificate with my new address on and therefore i will be breaking the rules if i mind. They won't give me one til i have a premises inspection which she said will just be done when she comes at the same time. It is so ridiculous i can hardly beleive it! Have just resigned myself to getting satisfactory now. Hope i at least manage to get that. lol.
You need to speak to someone from Ofsted and explain the circumstances before the inspection. They are totally plot lost on this one. I would kick up such a stink if they insisted on an inspection in which, through no fault of my own, I couldn't gain better than a satisfactory.
They are total idiots if they don't understand your logic here. Actually they are just total idiots full stop