Hopscotch Early Years Consultancy shares your passion for delivering the highest quality of care and education to children and families. From delivering quality improvement inspections, to coaching you in building effective staff teams, to creating and delivering bespoke Early Years training, to providing pre- and post-Ofsted inspection support, mentoring and consultancy – we know how to bring the best out in you and your organisation, whether you are a nursery, childminder or other EYFS provider.
Whether it’s support in striving to achieve Outstanding judgements, or a one-off training to prepare you for your inspection, Hopscotch have tailored solutions drawn from our proven track record of achievement in Early Years.
Raising standards doesn’t have to be daunting, lonely and expensive – you just need the motivation and passion to strive for excellence…and maybe a small helping hand from us!
Our close-knit team of consultants work across the UK and internationally to champion and lead on best practice, wherever Early Years providers are working to provide world-class care and education in the Early Years.
Quality Improvement Inspections
Expecting Ofsted? Find out where your setting sits with an inspection just like the real thing. Our consultants will grade your setting against the exact criteria Ofsted use, and give you feedback that will enable you to address concerns and empower your staff teams to really showcase their practice when the day comes!
Our consultants quickly and skilfully identify your strengths and areas for improvement, and work with you and your team to close gaps and bring out the best in your everyday practice. Whatever your requirements, Hopscotch will collaborate with you to achieve the vision you have for your nursery or other Early Years setting!
We know that inspection day sometimes does not go the way you'd hoped and intended. If you've received the judgement you'd been dreading, Hopscotch can swoop in to pick up the pieces and get you back on the road to Outstanding. Our intensive support will have you smiling again in no time!
Need some intelligence and insight into your competitors? Want to see how your staff teams are handling sales and prospective customers? Our mystery shopping teams will visit settings and give you detailed feedback on their strengths, weaknesses and potential game-changers. Knowledge is power!
Whether you've identified an area that you feel needs additional focus, or whether the constantly-changing world of Early Years means that you staff need to be brought up to date on current best practice, Hopscotch has the training you need. Our dedicated trainers cover all aspects of Early Years provision as well as statutory requirements.
Policies, Procedures & Your SEF
Whether you regard paperwork as a necessary evil or the bedrock of ensuring quality in your provision, you appreciate that having up-to-date policies and procedures is vital to your success. Our off-the-peg policies reflect the best in the industry and are a great foundation for your settings. We can also help you showcase your dedication to quality with Ofsted by writing or reviewing your Self-Evaluation Form.