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Nursery World's guides to preparing for and shining in Ofsted inspections.

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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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Cross-party MPs accuse Ofsted of underperforming

A new damning report from the Public Accounts Committee on Ofsted’s performance calls for the Government...

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Ofsted calls for early years experts

Ofsted is calling for academics, researchers and practitioners to apply to take part in a new early years...

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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...