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WE1 Early Years

Outstanding result for Rugby childminder

Congratulations to Crang Juliet (Childminder - Rugby) who recently received ‘Outstanding’ judgements across all the four inspection areas - quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

Ofsted stated:

The childminder is extremely effective in evaluating her own practice. She accurately identifies her skills and areas she can improve. The childminder has a positive attitude and is proactive in making necessary improvements. She seeks out specific training to support gaps in her knowledge and extensively researches practices in childcare and engages in webinars. The childminder frequently spends time with other providers and is highly effective in sharing ideas for activities and good practice.

Young children play harmoniously alongside one another. The childminder knows the children in her care extremely well. She knows the signs that indicate children are tired and how their mood changes.

The childminder's practice is extremely consistent in ensuring children are always emotionally secure.  The childminder extensively supports the children, so they know what is going to happen next.

The childminder is very flexible in her approach to how activities are implemented. She makes excellent use of what she knows from her assessments of children's development and plans for specific learning intentions for each child. The childminder is highly effective in adapting activities and following the children's spontaneous interests and supporting them to lead their own learning.

Children are making outstanding progress across the seven areas of learning. The childminder skilfully incorporates the children's interests in the adult-led activities.

Children with English as an additional language are supported extremely well by the childminder. She is fluent in French and therefore can fully converse with children in their home language. The childminder is highly effective in using this attribute to extend children's English-speaking skills, significantly enabling them to communicate with adults and children alike.

The childminder has established excellent strategies for working in partnership with parents. She extensively shares with parents their children's achievements, her current plans and specific targets for their individual children to make progress. Parents describe the childminder as excellent.

You can read the full report on Ofsted's website here.


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