January 2019

Childminders must be regulated to ensure children are safe in their homes

Last month, when we published the Ofsted Annual Report, we had good news to report about childminders. Ninety-four per cent of childminders were judged good or outstanding at their last inspection. And since 2012, the proportion of childminders judged to be at least good has improved at a faster rate than nurseries and pre-schools. That improvement is mainly down to the hard work and professionalism of childminders themselves. 

18/01/2019

Posted by Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted Regional Director for the West Midlands | with 0 comments

What will the education inspection framework mean for the early years?

Find out more about the changes to the education inspection framework from Ofsted. 

04/01/2019

Posted by Wendy Ratcliff, HMI in early years, Ofsted | with 10 comments