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Children across England are missing out on special educational needs support, Ofsted’s annual report warns.

Children’s outcomes will become a less prominent feature of inspections, while the quality of education will become a key focus, Amanda Spielman announced today.

People who start working in settings before their criminal records check has come through should not be left in unsupervised contact with children, according to Ofsted guidance today.

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

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

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.