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During your inspection it is important to show that children are confident about communicating with staff. Laura Henry suggests undertaking an audit to gauge the quality of interactions.
A row has broken out between Ofsted and the National Childminding Association, after Ofsted used its first annual early years lecture to suggest that childminders were 'not up to the job' of delivering all aspects of the EYFS.
The National Childminding Association has written to Ofsted hitting back at suggestions that childminders should primarily deliver 'care' not education in the EYFS.
Staff need to be able to demonstrate their understanding of child development in practice during inspections, says Laura Henry.
Joining Ofsted inspectors in observing their own settings gives managers a chance to show their leadership skills.
Our new, seven-part series aims to provide a comprehensive guide to how nurseries can prepare for - and what they can expect from - the new regime.
Susan Gregory, national director education, Ofsted, maps out the changes which will encourage providers to take stronger ownership of their inspections in the future.