Nurseries stressed by snap inspections

Unannounced arrivals of inspectors have received a mixed reaction from childcare providers that have been inspected under Ofsted's new regime. No-notice inspections for nurseries, playgroups and out-of-school clubs were introduced in April 2005, following revelations of bad practice in a TV documentary, 'Nurseries Undercover'. They were intended to give inspectors a more accurate picture of the quality of daycare services.

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