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Ofsted report

Responding to the Ofsted consultation response report on introducing separate graded judgements on the early years in schools, PACEY's Chief Executive Liz Bayram said:

“PACEY is pleased to see that Ofsted’s separate graded inspection judgements for school-based early years settings will evaluate against the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), as this is critical for a consistent approach to quality improvement across early years settings. We await further details around the numerical grading system and evaluation metrics for the EYFS that Ofsted proposes and it will be important to ensure that this is as robust as the EYFS inspection framework which all other registered childcare settings currently have to meet. It is vital that inspectors of school-based early years settings have a thorough understanding of the EYFS and its purpose of supporting children’s holistic development – physical, emotional, social as well as educational – and that this is reflected in any evaluation of provision.”