Hands up who is shocked that Christmas is just around the corner? How many times have you said, “I can’t believe where that year has gone!” “It only feels like yesterday we were putting the decorations up!” ‘What do you mean we have to practice the Nativity again?”

 

It is a great time of year to reflect on everything that has happened throughout the year. To think about what went right and how that impacted on us personally and professionally and also the things that could have been better or that we should be improving on in the year ahead. Let us be honest in our reflections so that we can continue to improve and develop.

At Jigsaw we have achieved so much this year…

We now have 3 new team members supporting in various roles and we launched our brand-new website, which we are incredibly proud of.

We created The Inspection Hub, the go-to place for everything you need to know about inspections

The Impact Mastermind Groups will be starting in the New Year and we are very excited about this. Take a look at our website for more information and if you are in the Hampshire area and would like to be part of a group for the year ahead, please sign up now.

Our Online Courses, Staff and Parent Bundles can now be easily accessed through our website and our Digital Downloads are thorough and workable toolkits to help support you in your settings.

Ofsted brought out a new Education Inspection Framework in September and our Are You Ready for your Inspection programme has been hugely successful. If you are due Ofsted in the New Year, take a look at how this can help you show Impact and the expectations of an Inspection. Oh, and who can forget our #1 Best-selling Author and her revised addition, continuing to inspire and motivate many of you! Well done Vanessa!

Our Level 3 Safeguarding and DSL training is an accredited course, so if you need staff to do this training, sign up on our website for the spring term.

And this year our #Just Quality Accredited Award won a bronze medal at the Nursery World awards for best equipment and resources.

We have supported many settings over the past year, helping them achieve outstanding results, helping them show how they are adding IMPACT and improving the lives of the children in their care. It has been a privilege and an honour to work with so many of you and we hope that we will be the team that you turn to, to help support you in the year ahead.

Let us help and inspire you in 2020.

A passing comment to end: December can be a wonderful time of year, sparkling lights making everything look magical, Christmas baking and memories of childhood, children’s untamed excitement and Parents using Father Christmas as a bargaining tool; please remember that it can also be a very stressful, sad and sometimes lonely month for some and we must be mindful of those around us and how we can support those in need at this time of year.

Thank you to those of you who continue to support us.

From the Team at Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, may we wish you all good health and peace over the festive season.

See you in

Liz