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The Myths About Ofsted
Posted: May 14, 2018

OFSTED, just their name is enough to make your blood run cold if you’re managing a childcare setting, I mean, you’ve got enough on without Ofsted coming and poking their nose in, disrupting your children and scaring your staff to tears, right? Well maybe it isn’t all that bad.

Okay, joking aside, inspectors often encounter a lot of myths about inspection, so we thought we’d help out and dispel some of these myths to help if you’re hosting Ofsted.

Myths make it harder on everybody and impact on those they inspect. So we’ve launched a guide that features the top 10 myths and facts that should be read alongside the Early years inspection handbook.

Ofsted aren’t in the game of tricking people or catching them out, even if you feel like it sometimes, they’re looking to see settings as they are. They don’t want people worrying about what they think they require, when that may not be the case. So, what are those commons myths? Download our free PDF guide here

This myth busting guide is just an overview and more information can be found at Gov.uk. I would encourage everybody to get in touch with Ofsted directly if they come across other frequent misunderstandings.

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Employer of the year
Posted: March 14, 2018

Congratulations Derwent stepping stones, you have been announced as Eden Training Solutions’ Apprentice Employer of the Year 2018.

Why Derwent Stepping Stones?

Here’s what Abigail Wigmore, Head of Operations at Eden Training Solutions had to say:

“Eden-ts have been working with Derwent Stepping Stones since 2017 and have developed a fantastic working relationship with them. Janet (CEO of Derwent Stepping Stones), Paul Taylor (Qube) and I work together tirelessly to build training packages that meet the needs of the Derwent Stepping Stones team. Janet explained that equal opportunity and helping support the local community is at the heart of their ethos which struck a chord with me as I feel we have the same ethos here at Eden-ts.”

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Apprentice of the year
Posted: March 14, 2018

Congratulations Casey Hanlan, you have been announced as Eden Training Solutions’ Apprentice of the Year 2018.

Why Casey?
Here’s what Ryan Ward, Director at Office Monster, the service-led, online office supplier that Casey works for had to say:

“Casey completed her apprenticeship with us in January 2018 and is a credit to our company.

“If it wasn’t for Casey being so fantastic, we may not have continued with our apprenticeship programme here at Office Monster.

“As such, we feel that Casey deserves to be recognised as a positive role model for others. She has proven that when you apply yourself and work hard, you can learn and develop your career as an apprentice.

“Since starting, Casey has consistently performed and met all of her targets. Furthermore, she has given us the confidence to invest in two further apprentices.”

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£10 off your first Amazon order for Eden Apprentices!
Posted: September 27, 2017

NUS card holders are able to claim £10 off their first Amazon order over £40 for a limited time only!

This Offer is only available to customers who are a member of Prime Student at the time of purchase. This Offer ends at 23:59 BST on Sunday November 12 2017.

For more information on this offer, click here to see the full terms and conditions

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Free Castleford Tigers Tickets!
Posted: September 19, 2017

As a part of our month of Eden, we are giving away 2 tickets to see the Castleford Tigers semi finals! To enter just follow us on our Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Each action will earn you one chance to enter our competition, for a maximum of 3 entries, so for your best chances to win, follow us everywhere!

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Pizza Express winner!
Posted: September 15, 2017

Congratulations to the winner of our Pizza Express competition! Laura D Louise will be receiving a voucher for Pizza Express! We’ll have more competitions all month for Edens 9th Birthday, so keep checking all of our social media for our future competitions!

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Pizza Express Giveaway!
Posted: September 11, 2017

Another week in the month of Eden! To celebrate out birthday month we’re giving away prizes every week on our social media! to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is like our Facebook page and follow the instructions on this post!

Best of luck to everybody, the winner will be announced later this week!

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Competition winners!
Posted: September 8, 2017

Congratulations to the winners of all of our competitions!

Lee Carter is taking his son to see the Steelers vs the panthers this Sunday!

On top of that, Karen McDougall has won our £10 Amazon to spend on icing for decorating

Our final Amazon voucher is going to Emily Vaughan to spend on a new game

Keep a look out for our competitions that are running all month!

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Steelers tickets!
Posted: September 7, 2017

We’re giving away 4 tickets to the Sheffield steelers to enter all you have to do is like our Facebook page and comment on our competition image tagging a friend in the comments! The winners of both this competition and the Amazon competition will be announced on friday!

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Amazon Giveaway
Posted: September 4, 2017

To start off our 9th birthday giveaway month, we’re giving away £10 Amazon vouchers to some lucky winners!

To enter the competition, like our Facebook page and comment what you’re going to buy with the voucher here

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