Revisions to the Framework for Inspection of Early Years Providers

November 10th, 2013

Changes to Ofsted Inspection Framework


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 within 12 months. These providers will have a maximum of two years to become good or are likely to be judged inadequate
  • Ofsted will be tougher on inadequate providers. They will re-inspect within six months rather than 12. If they are still inadequate when re-inspected Ofsted will consider taking steps to cancel their regulation

There are also changes to the way Ofsted will inspect – we will soon be publishing a blog on this topic.

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