4th ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection for Devon childminder

A Devon childminder has received her 4th Outstanding judgement from Ofsted. The inspection took place on March 16th just days before the ‘world as we knew it’ stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Located in Bideford, Linda Butler currently looks after 8 children with ages ranging from 1 year to 7 years. The report rated Linda’s childcare as outstanding in every category.

‘Children flourish in the exceptionally nurturing and stimulating environment’

Linda is highly reflective of her practice. She is ambitious in her desire to maintain her highly focused outstanding provision.

‘An excellent understanding of all aspects of safeguarding.’

The impact of the virus resulted in a delay in publishing the report so Linda was unable to share her exciting news! Devon Early Years and Childcare Service therefore would like to offer our delayed congratulations!

a flower and butterfly with the caption 'well done'