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Ofsted latest news – changes to inspection and notifying Ofsted of Covid cases

November 16, 2020

Ofsted announces new early years inspection arrangements A new approach to inspecting early years providers will give good and outstanding providers more consistency while prioritising providers rated less than good.  …

COVID-19 series: briefing on early years and schools interviews carried out in October 2020

November 10, 2020

Evidence from research interviews with 208 registered early years providers and maintained nursery schools between 5 and 16 October. COVID-19 series: briefing on early years, October 2020 COVID-19 series: briefing …

Urgent Covid-19 update: people arriving in the UK from Denmark

November 10, 2020

The government has responded urgently [link] to the latest developments in Denmark reporting widespread Covid-19 outbreaks in mink farms, with a variant strain of the virus. The concern is that …

Update of frequently asked questions from the Early Years team and Foundation Years

November 5, 2020

We have updated the frequently asked questions with the latest news relating to the current lockdown.  Please check regularly as we will be updating them as further information becomes available. …


October 28, 2020

The West Midlands Ofsted Big Conversation has gone virtual. Join the chat with Ofsted and hear Mine Conkbayir talk on self-regulation on Tuesday, 3 November 2020 from 18:30 to 20:30 …

Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings: code of practice

October 26, 2020

Safeguarding guidance for providers of activities, after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings. Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings: code of practice

Local COVID Alert Level Posters

October 14, 2020

A series of graphical posters displaying information about the Local COVID Alert Level. High COVID-19 Alert Level Poster Local COVID Alert Level Posters

Development Matters vodcast

October 9, 2020

Development Matters vodcast Watch the latest vodcast with Ada Simpson, Head of Early Years Quality at the Department for Education, and Dr Julian Grenier, Headteacher at Sheringham Nursery School and …

Latest Covid-19 updates and Foundation Years Resources Hub

September 23, 2020

Childcare to be exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions in local areas of intervention Informal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue across the nation, the Health Secretary has …

Solihull: local restrictions from 15 September

September 14, 2020

Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in Solihull. Click here for full details.