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New Ofsted National Directors

Responding to Ofsted’s Announcement that two new National Directors will be taking post in the near future, Liz Bayram, Chief Executive of PACEY said:

‘It’s a time of much change in the childcare and early years sector, and Ofsted is a key agency in many of the policies being brought forward by Government. As such, we look forward to working with both Nick Hudson, who will be National Director for Early Education, and Lorna Fitzjohn, the incoming National Director for Childminding.

‘As they pick up the baton from Sue Gregory on the ongoing proposals around Childminder Agencies, revisions to the EYFS, inspection, regulation and baseline testing, PACEY’s role as the professional association for everyone in childcare and early years means we are well placed to work with both Lorna and Nick to ensure that the views and expertise of the entire breadth of the childcare and early years sector are heard. In particular, we will be working to ensure they understand just how integrated group and home based childcare is, and that regardless of setting type, all practitioners are part of the EYFS. We will continue to communicate our members’ – childminders, nannies and nursery workers - key issues and concerns to them as these policies develop.’