What is the Common Inspection Framework? The Common Inspection framework is an attempt to ensure that parents, employers and children are able to compare providers that cater for similar age ranges, against the same judgements. The three key judgements used to judge the quality and standards in a setting have now been replaced with those from … [Read more...] about New Common Inspection Framework
Ofsted have announced the changes they have made on the way they will inspect early years provision, schools and further education and skills. These changes will come in to effect from September 2015 and include: the introduction of a common inspection framework for everyone short inspections for maintained schools, … [Read more...] about Early Years inspection handbook from Sept 2015
Guidance and grade descriptors for inspecting registered early years provision from 1 September 2014 The evaluation schedule provides outline guidance and grade descriptors for the judgements that inspectors will report on when inspecting registered early years providers who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. Published: August 2014Age … [Read more...] about Evaluation schedule for inspections of registered early years provision
Information about registration on the Early Years Register. Available document - Guide to registration on the Early Years Register This guidance gives information for applicants wishing to register as a childminder or a childcare provider on domestic or non-domestic premises on the Early Years Register. It explains the process of how to make an … [Read more...] about How to register on the Early Years Register
Ofsted ensures that quality of care will remain at a high standard despite the fact new settings are going to be inspected 30 months after opening rather than 7. There have however, been concerns raised about the way this decision will have detrimental effects on the quality of care. The background If there was not a full registration, Ofsted … [Read more...] about New settings to be inspected by Ofsted later.
Ofsted plan to bring in paid-for inspections that will cost around £1,300 to £2,500. Ofsted will prioritise settings with a background of ‘satisfactory’ or ‘requires improvement’ grades who want a paid-for inspection. Currently, early years settings with this grade can be locked out of access to funding for two-year-olds, therefore this would be a … [Read more...] about Concerns by sector over paid-for inspections
Current inspections are functioning at a lower level however, the levels of good and outstanding given by Ofsted in the early years sector has increased. Latest Ofsted figures show that 80 per cent of most recent inspections carried out by Ofsted were judged good or outstanding. However, in the latest reporting period, it was only 74%. Periods … [Read more...] about Ofsted have rated four-fifths of early years providers at grades good or outstanding
‘Common Inspection Framework’ Guide The aim is to standardise the inspection procedure to make it easier to compare different provisions. If schools, academies or any other further skills providers were judged good at their last inspection, they will then be inspected every three years. The new Common Inspection Framework The response was a … [Read more...] about Information on New Common Inspection Framework
Ofsted announce that there will be a new ‘Common Inspection Framework’ for all early years settings, schools and academies. Providers will be given information in the summer-term as to what they can expect to happen what the changes the new framework will bring. The frameworks target is to make the performance of childcare more comparable. The … [Read more...] about New Ofsted Common Inspection Framework
There is evidence to show that 74% of early years providers were graded good or outstanding by Ofsted, that is a 6% rise from last quarter. These figures are for inspections between 1 April 2014 and 30 June 2014 in nurseries, pre-schools and childminders. The proportion of outstanding settings has not changed but the settings graded good has risen … [Read more...] about Latest Ofsted figures show rise in ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ nurseries.