December 2015

Ofsted updates Conflicts of Interest Policy for Inspectors

Following major concerns about consistencty of inspectors, Ofsted has updated its policy on conflicts of interest for inspectors. 

07/12/2015

A new play-based research centre launches funded by Lego charity

Thanks to a grant from the Lego Foundation, a new research centre focused on the role of play in the early years has just launched at Cambridge University.

08/12/2015

The SBEE Act 2015: what it means for childcare providers

An explanation of what the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 that comes into force 1 Jan 2016 means for childminders and domestic childcare providers.

07/12/2015

‘Early education has never been stronger’ says Ofsted

The early years sector has been applauded in Ofsted's fourth annual report on schools and further education. 

02/12/2015