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cm club help ofted inspection this week maybe today

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dmo · 09/01/2007 09:31

look at me being jokey yesterday with Katymac about my ofsted inspection which is due in May
they phoned at 6pm last night to say she would be here this week
said i was out this morning

right so what do i need?
got registar
accident book
ofsted queistionaire

what nuggets of info could you give me please

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smeeinit · 09/01/2007 10:29

childs record forms
parents portfolio/folder
any references from parents?
examples of activities you do/photos
parent permission forms

think of more in min....................


dmo · 09/01/2007 10:30

cheers smeeinit
whats parents portfolio/folder?

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smeeinit · 09/01/2007 10:36

just things where i keep my policies,plans,references,samples of the childrens art work,pictures etc.......
is this your 1st inspction ?


dmo · 09/01/2007 10:49

no this is my second inspection last one was in 04
got a parent portfolio (know what you mean now)
what needs to be in the first aid box?

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LoveMyGirls · 09/01/2007 10:56

you need emergency medical forms
i dont think there is any hard and fast rules about first aid box so in mine....

eye patch
triangular bandage
burn blot
white lint
stretch bandage
low adherent dressings

other than that be calm, enjoy playing with the children.
You are a good childminder i see on here how much you care for those children, you do your best for them and they like coming to your house.

when i had my inspection someone said to me remember they are looking for what it is like for a child in your home so look at environment and things from a childs view. you'll be fine.


dmo · 09/01/2007 11:05

thanks very much for your support i will report back when she has been

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smeeinit · 09/01/2007 11:07

same as have some gr8 advice for other cms on here and you are obviously a fantastic cm so no need to worry!
good luck!


shosha · 09/01/2007 11:18

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FeelingOld · 09/01/2007 13:09

You are also required to have a complaints form in a folder ready to fill in should you get a complaint. One of my cm friends missed out on getting outstanding just cos she didn't have one of these ,the form you can use is in the back of the revision to the standards (dated about oct 05 I think).


smeeinit · 09/01/2007 13:43

oh yeah forgot the complaints one...........good point feeling old!


dmo · 09/01/2007 16:30

she came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
took 3 hrs (not to bad) and only left when i was going to school
she didnt even go upstairs

inspection was a total ball so i'm feelin a bit upset

point 1) down graded on healthy child because 1 little boy has a bottle with juice in it (not my choice parents send it)

point 2) down graded on organasion because i have to put my knowledge over to the children and not do everything for them

point 3) down graded on stafey because the children play on the front unsupervised (fair enough) but parents had signed a consent form to allow this and children are all over 8

thats it really so i got a sat which is ok but upset cause it lasts for 3 yrs

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S88AHG · 09/01/2007 16:53

Seems a bit harsh to me, you can appeal cant you, it may be worth it, especially as you feel unhappy with it. Contact ofsted to ask if there is anything that can be done, especially as she was there 3 hours!!!!!! You had everything signed, or it was parents choice, so how can she punish you?


StrawberrySnowflakes · 09/01/2007 16:57

oh no!..cant you contest it?, surley if you ahve auth from apretns reg these things(and can show her the agreement forms, even if you do one now and back date it!), she shouldnt penilise you!
Well i dont care what they bloody say, id recommend you like a shot and thats what works best! word of mouth!..youre fab..and you know you are!!!


shosha · 09/01/2007 18:21

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shosha · 09/01/2007 18:24

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smeeinit · 09/01/2007 18:29

dmo that is out of order! ofsted really p me off sometimes (ok most of the time!)
how pathetic and picky to downgrade you because a parent wishes for her child to have juice from a bottle?!
how very very dare they!


smeeinit · 09/01/2007 18:33

p.s S88AHG where do you live cos i saw a posh car with S88AHG as the number plate?!!


dmo · 09/01/2007 18:38

thanks guys
i might contest it i will see the report when it comes
just feel grotty that all my hard work has gone to waste because of a picky Ofsted inspecter

cant believe she didnt even go upstairs as every room upstairs is ofsteded

and she didnt go outside and i was out there this morning in the rain moving all the beer from christmas to the shed

smeeinit right how very very dare they

thanks strawberry would recomend you too

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dmo · 09/01/2007 18:41

i'm in Preston (north west)

know where she lives as she told me her garden backs onto the park i take the children to in Southport (she saw some photos)

she had a 2 seater sports car in blue( i know cause she followed me out when i has to dash to school)

now all i have to do is find her car, her house and......................

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smeeinit · 09/01/2007 18:43

thats what it was a blue sports car! its gotta be her!


smeeinit · 09/01/2007 18:45

where are you S88AHG to tell me im right i DID see your car in harpenden today?!


dmo · 09/01/2007 18:54

private number plate very posh

and a mere childminder too

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shosha · 09/01/2007 18:57

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shosha · 09/01/2007 18:58

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crace · 10/01/2007 08:53

Now I am really nervous for my first check! I got a call that it would be next month, as I hadn't really started quite yet (being messed about).

What should I have in place?

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