Hi there. I will soon( hopefully) be a registered childminder and was wondering whether there were any other childminder's in the area.
My Ofsted inspection is on Wednesday, and assuming that goes well I should be up and running in no time. Therefore, it would be nice to chat about the logistics of childminding with somebody who understand!!
I look forward to hearing from anybody
What's the problem with the inspector checking out your rooms? If the children are to be allowed to use them, the inspector has to be satisfied about cleanliness and safety. They are not looking to see if they are tidy or rummage through your personal possessions!
If you don't intemd to use up[stairs for minding, thern they won't go upstairs, but if you only have an upstaires tpilet they will inspect that and any sleeping are for children that is upstairs.
They will check, sockets, leads, curtain pulls, cupboard catches,window locks, door locks, safety catch on washing machine and tumble drier etc.just to name a few
You should have the booklet preparing for an ofsted visit, it can be downloaded from the Ofsted site.
Just follow the National Standards gudelines, all the info on watch they will ask to see and look at is in there.
Hi, I'm from the Gillingham area and I've went through a Childminding ofsted inspection last year. The inspector was really nice and things were a lot easier than expected. Ask any question and I'm sure I can help. Good luck