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Ofsted chief calls on nurseries to help close the 'word gap'

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman is telling childcare practitioners to read 'time-honoured classics' to children to help solve the problem of four-year-olds starting school unable to communicate....


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Ofsted's report on obesity slammed for ignoring experts

The expert panel who advised Ofsted on its obesity report, claim that the inspectorate has gone against...

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'Unfair' disqualification rules for nursery staff removed

The Government has removed the disqualification by association rule for childcare practitioners in non-domestic...

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Childminder numbers drop by 600 in three months

Ofsted statistics show the number of childminders registered with Ofsted has continued to decrease.

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Ofsted chief calls on nurseries to help close the 'word gap'

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman is telling childcare practitioners to read 'time-honoured classics'...