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How to Improve your OFSTED Rating


In recent times nurseries and childcare providers have faced many reforms within their industry leading to both challenges and opportunities.  HR:4UK have been monitoring these developments and in response are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new product – our Childcare Handbook.

It includes the appropriate nursery and childcare policies, safeguarding procedures and employment documentation to help satisfy the new ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings’ which from September 2018 is the guidance that sets out the key points that Ofsted inspectors need to consider.

Fittingly this product has been developed in-house by Angela Russell, one of our HR Consultants, who as part of the Open University, worked within the Ofsted steering group.

The handbook contains mandatory policies for the childcare industry relating to:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Qualification & Registration of Employees
  3. Development & Training
  4. Barring & Disclosure

Also included are many non-mandatory policies, rules and procedures that can be customised to meet the specific needs of a provider, such as:

  1. Social Networking
  2. Personal Hygiene
  3. Photography Controls
  4. Sickness absence

At an individual level, we can assist a childcare provider develop its own unique Safeguarding policy to help meet the compliance demands of local authorities.  

HR:4UK are committed to remaining ahead on all developments and changes that may affect your industry.  If you would like more information on this exciting new product please contact us on 01455 444222 or email [email protected].

Angela Clay

A qualified employment law solicitor and our managing director, Angela has unparalleled legal expertise and decades of experience and knowledge to draw from. She’s a passionate speaker and writer that loves to keep employers updated with upcoming changes to legislation, and is a regular guest speaker on BBC Leicester Radio.

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