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OFSTED Report – Free Range Explorers


Ofsted carried out my first inspection on 30th October.  I got a good, and the inspection went really well for my first one, but has left still plenty of room for improvement for the next one.  I was particularly happy with how they considered my support of emotional well being of a child, as well as how well I work with parents.  Thank you for all your lovely comments you emailed to the inspector, here are a few below and be sure to check out that report!


“I only felt that it would be right to send you an email to tell you how happy I am that Jess looks after my children. I have previously used other child minders but Jess goes above and beyond with the children in her care. Knowing that my children enjoy going to Jess`s house (which to me is every indication that she is doing a great job) means everything.

            Jess provides a snack which I don’t even have to question (as my children have allergies) and I know is suitable. When I pick up my children they are happy playing with an activity set up for them or having a chat about their day. The house is a buzz of everyone working together but also feeling safe and valued.

         I thought I would have problems with my older child out growing a child minding situation but because she enjoys her time with Jess she has happily continued going. This is down to the understanding Jess has of children. She knows how to tap into their skill, pull these out and give a child importance. I have recommended Jess to other families who have also found her just as committed with their children as she is mine. Credit where credit is due !”




“I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with Jess as our childminder.  

She is constantly doing interesting things with the children, babies, pre-schoolers and School aged children and we are happy and confident leaving our child with her in the knowledge he is being looked after someone who not only wants to care for children, but wants to encourage their further development.

As a busy working Mum, knowing my son is gaining additional skills outside of the home and School with Jess is a source of comfort.

I hope you will receive many other accolades for Jess who is Lyme/Uplyme’s Best childminder.”






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