Ofsted inspection notifications

August 19th, 2015

Notification of Ofsted Inspections for childminders

Previously childminders have had up to 5 days notification of an inspection, the new guidance in the common inspection framework suggests that this has now been changed to “The setting will normally receive a telephone call at or just after midday on the working day before the start of the inspection”. However in his letter to all early years providers in August 2015, Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI stated that “the arrangements for [notification of] inspections of childminders will not change under the common inspection framework”, indicating (we think) that childminders will still have 5 days notice.

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