Ofsted has published the findings of its consultation into the publication of statistics on early years providers and places and inspection outcomes.
PACEY and its members contributed fully to this consultation and we are delighted to note that Ofsted has taken our recommendations on board.
Liz Bayram, PACEY's Chief Executive, said, "PACEY and its members are delighted Ofsted has taken on board our recommendations and decided to retain these important statistics, including those about childminder trends. It recognises the vital contribution registered childminders make to the country’s childcare system.
"We will be working closely with Ofsted to support them to further improve upon these statistics, in order to truly reflect the state of registered childcare in England and Wales; taking into account, for example, the rising number of assistants in childminder settings."
You can access a full copy of the report here