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Five inspection trends

Ofsted’s latest annual report highlights changes in performance among early years, education and social care providers, and the quality of services they deliver. Jo Stephenson analyses the key emerging trends.

Early years inspections during Covid

Ofsted analysis highlights the ways childcare providers have adapted how they support children’s language and communication development during the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Jo Stephenson.

Inspections Clinic: Mock childcare inspections

Ofsted’s chief may have branded them a ‘waste of money’ but childcare providers and sector bodies tell Jo Stephenson that mock inspections offer vital preparation for when the inspectors do pay a visit.

Inspections: Early years provision in schools

Ofsted inspections of school-based early years provision reveals a picture of quality services delivered by highly qualified staff, skilled in helping to prepare children for their transition to primary school.

Special Report: Early Childhood Development

Policymakers and practitioners are boosting support for families in the most disadvantaged areas to help pre-school children develop the skills they need to thrive and reduce the attainment gap.

Inspections: PVI childcare providers

A change in inspection procedures has helped contribute to a rise in the proportion of childcare providers on non-domestic premises that are rated good or outstanding, latest Ofsted figures show.

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