Are you ready for your inspection? A guide to inspections of childcare and nursery education conducted by Ofsted (for inspections up to 31 August 2008)

Date: 24 Jul 2008

Reference Number: 20070034

Publisher: Ofsted


Are you ready... is available in long (070211) and short (070192) versions.

Ofsted inspects and reports on:

  • the quality and standards of childminding and day care offered by registered childminders and day-care providers
  • the quality and standards of nursery education for children aged three and four years provided by those of you who are included on your local authority’s directory of providers entitled to receive nursery education funding.

If you provide both care and nursery education, we will carry out an ‘integrated inspection’ with one single inspection report.

A new version is available for inspections from 1 September 2008.

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