Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS was revised in September 2012. For more information, please click here to be taken to the government Department for Education website.

Babies and preschool aged children, up to the 31st August following their 5th birthday, must be cared for in a setting which meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This framework supports children's learning and development and welfare. The practice guidance is issued by The Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Regular observations, assessments and activities are carried out in order to track each child's individual progress and development. A 'Learning Journey' is produced for each child to record this information, including photos and notes to recognise different achievements in the different areas of learning. (On visiting my setting you will be able to see an example of a Learning Journey.)

                                                   I was graded as 'Outstanding' at my September 2013 Ofsted inspection. The full inspection            
                                                   report is available on the Ofsted website and provides further information about my setting
                                                   and how I meet the requirements Ofsted set. My previous inspection, which was my first
                                                   inspection, was on 1st March 2012, when I was graded as 'Good'. Ofsted also visited before
                                                   my registration in order to check that I and my setting were suitable for childminding.

Ofsted state that they inspect childminders within seven months of starting to care regularly for children in the Early Years age group (children under 5 years) and then at least once in every three or four years. Following inspection, settings are given one of four grades: outstanding, good, satisfactory or inadequate. Ofsted then issue a report which is given to the childminder. All parents with children at the setting may be given a copy of the report and prospective parents may also request a copy.

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Click on the link below for a direct link to my information on the Ofsted website, including my inspection report:
Ofsted information