Ofsted Readiness Assessments

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


Just how ready are you for an inspection?

Ofsted readiness assessments put everything you do 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 and processes 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.

Our inspection analysis and research, plus the time we dedicate to the process means that we are uniquely placed to examine practice and provision at depth. This means that we can proactively identify areas that would cause vulnerability during an inspection and those that could be further enhanced to ensure that practice is highly effective.

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.

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


Kids in Preschool

"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 practise.


Grateful for everything."

Medusa (Ducklings Private Nursery & Ducklings )