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Childminders have performed better than nurseries in initial results from the first two months of the new inspections framework.
Teachers are being ‘ground down’ by 'unmanageable workloads', preventing them from concentrating on tasks that benefit pupils, a survey of teachers says.
Children’s centre inspections have been put on hold pending the Department for Education’s consultation into children’s centres, due to take place before the end of the year.
Ofsted’s national lead for early years has agreed to follow-up on concerns that ‘requires improvement’ childminders, unlike nurseries, could wait years to be re-inspected.
As the Government faced a revolt in the House of Lords with peers voting to delay cuts to tax credits, a new analysis shows nursery nurses would be among those in jobs hardest hit from next April.
Cash-strapped nurseries are facing a new financial struggle after it has emerged that many are losing thousands meeting sick pay costs.
With the Childcare Bill for the 30 hours in the Commons and rising costs causing concern in early years, Ruth Thomson speaks to Sam Gyimah about what the sector can expect looking ahead.
Peers have voted in favour of an amendment to the Childcare Bill requiring Government to carry out an independent review of funding before the free childcare entitlement is doubled.
Nick Hudson, Ofsted’s director for Early Education, is leaving the role, which has been absorbed into the education remit.
Out-of-school clubs are being downgraded by Ofsted for failing to meet inspection requirements that are no longer applicable.
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