Ofsted CIF Reports judged under the brand new Evaluation Schedule have started to come through. Despite the short (indeed very short!) reports, there is a clear focus which we had a look at in detail here. Providers themselves have been reassured by the ‘new style’ inspection, saying the process hasn’t been too stressful – that’s good to know!
Missed last month’s insights? Click here to catch up with our views on the government approach to 30 hours of free childcare (spoiler: better funding is needed), and an in depth look at just how much difference the correct diet makes on children’s behaviour and outcomes.
Halloween is fast approaching and we have found some exciting food recipes to get you in the mood. From Mummified Pizzas to Carrot Fingers, here are five healthy and simple treats to try out. A favourite of ours has to be these adorable Monster Marshmallow Pops! We think that they are super irresistible.
Fancy more of a challenge? Why not check out these Monster Apple Bites…
This week we have been discussing the correct amount of adult interaction during children’s play (a conversation started by looking at Ofsted’s new Definition of Teaching). This article, available in full here, takes an interesting look at just how often a child is interrupted by the adults in their setting, and more importantly the impact this has on their learning. In short… if they are engaged without you, leave them alone!