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. 


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.


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.


‘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.