Ofsted

Choosing a Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Children
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Preparing for your child to start primary school can be very exciting for the whole family but it does come with the stress, more for some than others, of establishing which school your child will go to. Which school do you want? How do you apply? Will your child be offered a place? The list ...

Easing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Children
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With thanks to Rachel Vecht, director and founder of Educating Matters. www.educatingmatters.co.uk “As an experienced primary school teacher, mother to four children and having spent the last 13 years running ‘Educating Matters’ seminars in companies for working parents on how to support their children’s education, I fee...

Checking your Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Nannies, Children, Childcare
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Our children’s safety is paramount. We strap them into car seats to prevent accidents, put stair gates up to stop them falling and teach them about stranger danger. Yet still many people will leave their children in childcare that they haven’t checked. Choosing childcare is just the first part of the process, checking it is ...

The Value of Ofsted Reports

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, starting pre-school, schools, nursery, Childcare
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Whether you are choosing a nanny, child-minder, school or after-school club there is a role that Ofsted can play in your decision making process. At each stage the inspection and reporting framework works differently. Early Years Ofsted is responsible for the registration and inspection of all childcare providers. It operates two re...

Benefits of Childcare Training

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Nannies, Family, Children, Childcare
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  Professional development as a nanny is just as important as if you are a lawyer or an accountant. Norland College, for example, insists that all its Norlanders undertake at least 2 days a year of professional development to improve on their skills and keep abreast of developments in the theory and practice of childcare. ...

21st Century Childcare

by ParentalChoice
in Childcare
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The Government needs to invest more in universal support for lower childcare costs rather than ‘skirting around the issue’ by tweaking ratios of childcare workers to children, according to leading childcare expert Yvette Oliver-Mighten. Yvette set up @Home Childcare in 2005, a flexible home childcare and training provid...