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Ofsted’s one-month pilot to cut the number of complaint-driven inspections resulted in 13 fewer inspections every day last month.
Two-thirds of all complaints against Ofsted were made by early years providers last year.
Close to half of standalone children’s centres were judged as ‘Requires Improvement’, the latest Ofsted figures show.
Ofsted is to bring school inspections and further education inspections in-house.
Childminder agencies will receive no-notice inspections, Ofsted has confirmed.
A Government review of the childcare sector highlights the bureaucracy providers face in meeting regulatory requirements.
During May, Ofsted is piloting a new way of dealing with complaints about early years settings, Nursery World can exclusively reveal.
A nursery owned by Active Learning has received an enforcement notice from Ofsted for putting children at 'significant risk'.
An investigation by the Pre-school Learning Alliance has revealed that data on more than 400 early years inspections was omitted from quarterly statistics published by Ofsted last year due to delays in the publication of inspection reports, Nursery World can exclusively reveal.
Ofsted has made leadership changes within its organisation which see early education and childminding returning to the remit of one director.
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