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Sir Michael Wilshaw is to say this morning that the early years system is letting the poorest children down.
The manager of a Liverpool nursery has become one of the youngest ever to receive an Outstanding grade from Ofsted.
Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has written to all early years inspectors outlining how they should report on the effectiveness of teaching and assessment.
Early years education provided by schools may be rated separately by Ofsted.
Scamps Day Nursery in Macclesfield is celebrating a hat trick of achievements.
Children and staff at the after-school club at St Joan of Arc Primary School in Islington are celebrating becoming the borough's first early years provision to receive an outstanding rating from Ofsted.
Merged children's centres fare significantly worse in their Ofsted inspections than individual centres, the latest statistics show.
The latest statistics for early years inspections show that Ofsted is being tougher on childminders and nurseries with more being judged inadequate and fewer given an outstanding grade.
The early years sector has welcomed the decision by Ofsted that it will no longer automatically carry out a full inspection following a compliance investigation.
Ofsted has today published its consultation on the proposed inspection framework for childminder agencies.
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