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The facility to be able to pay for re-inspection of early years settings was lobbied for by substantial parts of the sector, and Ofsted duly agreed to move forward on this.
Nick Hudson, Ofsted early years director, explains priorities for quality improvement in the coming months
Ofsted Early Years Director Nick Hudson explains the reasons for the latest moves on inspection
An investigation by the Pre-school Learning Alliance has revealed severe delays in the publication of hundreds of early years inspections.
There's no doubt that the raft of reforms announced as part of the Government's response to the 'Regulation of Childcare' consultation are a sincere attempt to make childcare more affordable and accessible.
Government reforms to out-of-school clubs will be detrimental to the sector and children, warns director of the Out of School Alliance Catherine Wrench.
The early years sector's outrage over complaint-driven inspections was certainly one of the dominant themes of last year.