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Inspection Readiness Assessments

Ofsted doesn't agree with 'Mocksteds' and neither do we!

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This process is regularly supporting settings to reach or sustain an outstanding grade.

But we recognise that many leadership teams still want to understand just how ready they are for an inspection.

Ofsted readiness assessments put leadership, the welfare requirements and teaching and learning under a microscope. We take an in-depth look at what you do, how you do it and why over several days.

This isn't about capturing a snapshot in time!

We will interrogate systems, processes and practice to establish whether understanding is secure, practice is consistent, and teaching and learning is both meeting children's needs and helping them to make the progress that they are capable of.

Happy clients

"Pennie has been supporting our settings for a few years now. She came recommended through a colleague. The work she has done to support our team with inspection activities has been invaluable. We switched to Early Years Fundamentals to be our one stop shop for most of our quality improvement needs. The wealth of knowledge and passion for the sector is evident in their resources. This is also a very humble and down to earth team with real experience unlike many new Instagram friendly "coaches". The tools they've given me have been dynamic and allowed my teams to really build on their knowledge base and practice.


Grateful for everything."

Medusa (Ducklings Private Nursery & Ducklings )

"Pennie is superb. Her guidance, knowledge and approach to supporting and upskilling the Early Years workforce, to in turn raise quality is second to none. We will continue to work with Pennie as we can feel the continuation of development across our group."

M. Guttadauro (Bright Little Stars Group Ltd.)

Kids in Preschool

About the process

This process is unique to us and utilises legislation, statutory guidance, academic research and our analysis of Ofsted inspection reports to thoroughly assess the effectiveness of provision.


This means that we can proactively identify areas that would impact children’s learning and experiences, as well as those that may cause vulnerability during an inspection.

What does this process involve?

- A series of preliminary online audits to establish lines of inquiry with regard to the safeguarding and welfare requirements.

- A 2-day assessment onsite observing practice, speaking to practitioners and interviewing the leadership team to better understand the scope and effectiveness of monitoring activities.

The process results in a 40+ page report which details strengths and where improvements could and should be made.

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