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The EYFS Inspection in practice

The EYFS Inspection in practice explains in detail the requirements and expectations of
Ofsted’s inspectors under the new Education Inspection Framework, which becomes
effective from September 2019.

It guides practitioners on how to prepare thoroughly for inspection day and clarifies what the
changes mean for the setting and any implication for practice.

The book covers what to expect from the Ofsted inspection in early years settings and gives
practical advice and guidance on ways to demonstrate that all aspects of the EYFS
(Early Years Foundation Stage) are working in the provision, together with tried and tested
methods for improving reflective practice.

This edition includes chapters on:
- Before inspection - the required documentation (statutory framework)
- Evaluating the provision - creating a quality improvement plan
- The grade descriptors - what the inspector might look for in the setting
- The inspection day - evidencing high-quality practice
- After the inspection - actioning Ofsted’s outcome.


About the authors

Jenny Barber is an independent early years trainer and consultant with over 25 years of
experience in early education. She specialises in delivering bespoke training for local authorities
and carrying out mock inspections and mentoring in settings.

Sharon Paul-Smith is an early years quality improvement mentor for a local authority. She also
tutors early years qualification courses and has previously worked as a pre-school lea

ISBN: 9781912611195