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The expert panel who advised Ofsted on its obesity report, claim that the inspectorate has gone against its advice by saying that schools are not the ‘silver bullet’ to tackling childhood obesity.

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

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

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.

Ofsted has issued new guidance to inspectors on registering and inspecting sites shared by childcare and eldercare services.

Four nurseries in Devon are to be permanently closed, leaving more than 400 children without childcare and 100 members of staff without jobs.

The first Ofsted figures on childcare providers and inspections since the introduction of the 30 hours, reveal there are 468 fewer nurseries and childminders than at the end of August 2017.

Ofsted is planning a new focus on physical development in early years settings, with deputy director of early education Gill Jones claiming that nurseries and pre-schools are not adequately physically challenging.

Ofsted is scrapping its self-evaluation form to help reduce the burden on early years providers.

By Gill Jones’ own admission, Ofsted’s ‘Bold Beginnings’ report on Reception class teaching, which she co-authored, has ‘caused quite a stir’.