What Do Ofsted Look For In Childminders?

What questions will Ofsted ask?

Want to get ahead and prepare for an Ofsted inspection.

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How do you know what a child’s ‘next steps’ are?How do you identify children’s next steps?How do you record them?Do you make parents/carers aware of what their child’s next steps are?.

Are childminders cheaper than nurseries?

Childminders are generally cheaper than nurseries. Check policies on illness and holidays to ensure you understand how the finances will work. Some childminders charge extra for meals etc so make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for before you sign the contract.

Who reports to Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is both independent and impartial. By law it must inspect schools with the aim of providing information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account.

What should childminders display?

When you work as a childminder there are a few things that you are supposed to have on display at all times: your registration certificate, paediatric first aid certificate, and the Parent’s Poster showing the phone number for Ofsted etc.

How much do childminders charge daily?

Full time €5.50 – €7 per hour, daily rate €55 for one child or ​€65 – €70 for two children. Part time / after school (incl. school collections) €5.50 – €7 per hour, daily rate €35. For a second child (sibling), most childminders offer a discount bringing the hourly rate to €9 per hour.

The requirements you need to follow if you register with Ofsted to look after children. All registered childcare providers must follow any relevant legislation, including laws about health and safety, disability discrimination, food hygiene, fire and planning requirements.

What do Ofsted ask about safeguarding?

Risk assessment, fire safety, and other policies relating to health and safety. A list of any referrals made to the designated person for safeguarding, with brief details of the resolutions. A list of all children who are an open case to social care/children’s services and for whom there is a multi-agency plan.

How much do Ofsted inspectors get paid?

As a full time inspector working for Ofsted, your salary would range from between £40,000 to £70,000, depending on your ability, location and experience. If you were only employed as a temporary inspector, you could expect a fee of around £1,600 per week employed.

Do childminders offer 30 free hours?

Most Ofsted registered childminders are eligible to deliver funded places of up to 30 hours per week. Childminders awaiting inspection, or with a grade of Requires Improvement, Satisfactory or higher (Good or Outstanding) are able to deliver funded places. There are no other requirements.

Do childminders get holiday pay?

When parents are on holiday, but the childminder is still working and the place is therefore available, then full fee would normally be paid. … Childminders usually take up to four weeks holiday in a year. As self-employed people childminders would not normally expect to be paid when they are not providing a service.

What do Ofsted want in early years?

An inspector may ask to see the following:a list of current staff and their qualifications, including in paediatric first aid.a register/list showing the date of birth of all children on roll and routine staffing arrangements.a list of children present at the setting during the inspection (if not shown on the register)More items…•

What are Ofsted inspectors looking for?

In schools, inspectors will look at how a school contributes to pupils’ broader development, including development of their character, good citizenship skills and resilience.

How much does a childminder get per hour?

Part-time childcare costsType of childcareHow much does it cost? (UK average)Registered childminder (25 hours for a child under 2)£118 per weekDay nursery (25 hours for a child under 2)£131 per weekPart-time nanny (25 hours)£250-£400 per week including tax and NI contributions1 more row

What are the 4 Ofsted categories?

Currently, there are four overall judgements that Ofsted can reach about schools: Outstanding; Good; Requires Improvement; and Inadequate.

How many hours do childminders work?

Childminders tend to work long days to accommodate working parents. Their core hours are usually between 7.30am and 6pm. This will vary though, so you’ll need to find a childminder with working hours that fit in with yours. Some childminders may also work at the weekend.

What is the ratio for childminders?

1:6 ratioWhat are the rules on caring for children within the 1:6 ratio cap? Of the maximum number of six children that a childminder can care for, a maximum of three may be young children, i.e. a child up until 1st September following his or her fifth birthday. There should only be one child under the age of one.

What are the 3 I’s in childcare?

What are the three ‘I’s?Intent.Implementation.Impact.

Can a childminder look after 2 babies?

Under the ‘National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years’ childminders may care for no more than 10 children under 12. normally no more than two children may be under 18 months of age, although exceptions can be made for siblings.