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Understanding Your Ofsted Inspection


This online module is CPD Accredited with the CPD Accreditation Service.

This module is included in the Education Inspection Framework Explained Course and in Childminding UK Membership.

It has been produced for Registered Childminders, but is equally useful for all early years' practitioners. It is aimed at providing the information you need so that you can make sure you will be ready for your next inspection.

Your first inspection will be held at around 30 months after your Ofsted registration. After this inspection, the timescale to your next inspection will be set depending on the grade you are given.

This module explains what happens before your inspection, how much notice you will be given, inspection grades and judgements and explain how Inspectors will gather the evidence they need from your setting. Finally it explains what happens after your inspection regarding your report and when Ofsted publish it.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what the Education Inspection Framework is
  • Access the documents relating to early years inspection judgements
  • Be able to put in place all the aspects that Ofsted will be making judgements on

If you want to know exactly what to expect from your Ofsted Inspection, this course is for you!

Childminding UK online training is available to you to either complete all at once or re-visit as many times as you need to depending on the time you have available. Unlike some online courses, there are no limits to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course. Once successfully completed, you can print off your own named certificate for your record of ongoing Continuous Professional Development.

We will also send your name and email address along with details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service who will email you your CPD Certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned. You can view their privacy statement on their website

Buying this course for someone else? Please make sure you create a new account for the person you are buying this for and don't buy through your own account so that certificates are issued in their name and not yours

How long do I have to complete this course?

This course is included in the Childminding UK annual membership subscription. If you are purchasing as a non member it will be available for a year from date of purchase.