Ofsted inspection changes – the new Early Years Inspection Handbook

July 24th, 2015

 Changes to Ofsted Early Years Inspections

The Early Years Handbook

From September 2015, there is a new Early Years Handbook that describes the main activities Ofsted inspectors should undertake when they conduct early years inspections. It replaces previous documents ‘Conducting early years inspections’ and ‘Evaluation schedule for inspections of early years provision’. The Handbook fits into a new common Ofsted inspection framework, a framework that aligns inspections across all of Ofsted’s educational remits. The Handbook has two parts: [Content protected for Members only, please either login or become a member to read this content]

Our fully revised ‘What to expect at your next inspection’ eBook, available to all members to download, provides greater detail on what you can now expect at your next inspection, from September 2015.

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Ofsted: The common inspection framework: education, skills and early years

Ofsted: Early years inspection handbook

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