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The new Ofsted inspection framework says that inspectors must keep the 'bigger picture' in mind and take into account the history of provision, including any concerns, when making their judgement.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request filed by a 'downgraded' nursery provider has revealed that only a tiny percentage of settings have had their complaint upheld by Ofsted and judgement changed.
Following last weekend's Big Conversation, Ofsted has confirmed that it would like to meet with representatives from the early years sector.
The weekend of action sparked a wealth of ideas from nursery owners, practitioners, and childminders, among others.
Two more venues have been added for the early years sector's Ofsted Big Conversation weekend.
Failings in a nursery's management and by Ofsted and a local authority meant that concerns about a nursery assistant who raped a toddler were missed.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance (PLA) has filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with Ofsted asking for data on the number of early years settings downgraded in recent inspections.
The early years sector is to come together on the weekend of the 13 and 14 September to discuss how to effectively engage with Ofsted following mounting concern over inspections.
As the early years sector's anger about Ofsted inspections threatens to dominate the summer, the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has met with Ofsted to discuss deep concerns.
Three Greater Manchester children's centres have been judged 'inadequate' by Ofsted less than six months after they became a 'cluster'.
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