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Getting on well is the second national report on how early years and childcare providers are supporting Every Child Matters outcomes for children. It focuses on how the best providers are promoting children's enjoyment and achievement, and helping them to make a positive contribution.
Getting on well uses evidence from Ofsted's inspections and surveys during the year April 2006 to March 2007 to show to what extent children in registered settings are enjoying their learning, feel valued and have good relationships with other children and adults. It includes examples of improvements made in response to issues raised at inspection.
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- 29 Aug 2007
- Ref 070059
Safe and sound explains how registered childcare providers help children to stay safe and be healthy. It includes 'best practice' case studies and the website contains additional materials to help providers evaluate further improve their own practice. As well as Word and pdf, the report is available as a mini-site.
- 18 Aug 2006
- Ref 2663
n 2005, KPMG was commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the manageability of the early pilots and the first tranche of the aligned corporate assessments and joint area reviews.
The report, published in February 2006, set out a number of recommendations and, together, the Audit Commission, Ofsted and the inspectorates involved in the joint area reviews drew up an action plan to address them.
The Audit Commission and Ofsted, on behalf of the inspectorates involved in the joint area reviews, commissioned a further evaluation by KPMG to assess the impact of the changes made to the two processes in response to the recommendations.
This 2007 report sets out KPMG's findings. The evaluation points to a number of significant changes that have been made to improve the manageability of the processes, some of which were introduced as a result of the inspectorates' and commissions' own evaluation processes, as well as in response to the recommendations in KPMG's first report.
- 24 Feb 2006
Evidence was collected from 45 day nurseries during September 2005. Inspectors arrived as the nursery opened and inspected and analysed outcomes for children during the first hour of operation for those spending more than four hours in day care. The nurseries visited were a mix of urban, inner city and rural.
- 06 Dec 2005
This report examines the significant progress made by the Excellence in Cities initiative and its associated programmes on raising standards and promoting social inclusion. It highlights what has been crucial in making the initiative a success, such as strong leadership and management, and where improvements can yet be made, including the further development of monitoring and evaluation procedures.
- 02 Dec 2005
- Ref 2595
Firm foundations covers the two-year period between April 2003 and March 2005 when Ofsted carried out the second programme of inspections against national standards. During that programme, for the first time, Ofsted has awarded each childminder or day-care provider registered by Ofsted a judgement on the quality of childcare. The publication is also available as a mini-site.
- 19 Aug 2005
- Ref 2436