1. Recent Ofsted inspection outcomes...

    Recent themes in Ofsted reports

    These have been put together since the new evaluation schedule (Oct 2013) was published.

    The evaluation schedule can be downloaded from here – - Ofsted document 120086

    In reports from Nov 2013 onwards the focus of outstanding practice is on –
    • Emotional attachments
    • Individual planning ...
  2. Ofsted - Getting it right first time

    Ofsted - Getting it right first time: Achieving and maintaining high-quality early years provision

    July 2013

    The focus of this document is - getting children ready for school... using the early years to build ‘a secure foundation for future personal and academic success’ (Wilshaw, pg 3). To effectively prepare children for school, all early years providers including childminders must have -
    • High expectations for every child
    • Strong communication ...
  3. Childminders and agencies - the story so far...

    Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw announced, in March 2012, that it was becoming too expensive to inspect childminders. This was the first indication of the changes ahead...

    In her paper ‘Affordable Quality’, published in May, 2012, Elizabeth Truss suggested that all childminders should be de-regulated from Ofsted and Local Authority control and linked instead with agencies which would be newly created through the country.

    There was an outcry!

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