Ofsted early years reforms: a case of improvement or 'schoolification'?

Jess Brown
Monday, September 14, 2015

The introduction of a single framework for school and nursery inspections and the abolition of Ofsted's dedicated early years director has triggered questions over its commitment to early years and childcare.

Childcare leaders are concerned that changes to Ofsted’s early years inspection framework undermine the value of education through play. Picture: Lucy Carlier
Childcare leaders are concerned that changes to Ofsted’s early years inspection framework undermine the value of education through play. Picture: Lucy Carlier

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