Monthly Archives: November 2013

Requirement for ‘Teaching’ in Childminding settings

Did you realise you are a teacher? There has been a subtle change to terminology in the most recent versions of Ofsted’s ‘Evaluation schedule for inspections of registered early years provision’ and ‘Conducting Early Years Inspections’ documents. The documents have introduced the term ‘teaching’ into a number of their paragraphs. For example the bullet point, […]

Early Years Outcomes

Early Years Outcomes – The New Development Matters? The November ’13 Ofsted newsletter confirmed what many have been wondering, that the DfE ‘Early Years Outcomes’ has, from 4th November, replaced the existing ‘Development Matters for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ non-statutory guidance. Before any panic sets in I need to say that there doesn’t seem […]

Revisions to the Framework for Inspection of Early Years Providers

Changes to Ofsted Inspection Framework Introduction On the 4th November ’13 changes to the Framework for the inspection for early years providers came into effect. From now on: The ‘requires improvement’ judgement has replaced the satisfactory judgement for all providers Non-domestic group provision judged as ‘requires improvement’ will be monitored within six months and re-inspected […]