The early years foundation stage: setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five, Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2008.
Every child matters
(CM 5860), Department for Education and Skills, 2003
Early years: protection through regulation
A report on how Ofsted uses its powers to enforce the law
Early years: firm foundations
A report on best childcare practice inspected from 2003 to 2005.
Early years: Safe and sound
A website resource on best childcare practice in supporting children to stay safe and be healthy, based on inspections from 2005 to 2006.
Early years: Getting on well
A website resource on best childcare practice in supporting children to enjoy and achieve and make a positive contribution, based on inspections from 2006 to 2007.
Guidance on completing an effective early years self-evaluation form, Ofsted 2008; available in September 2008
Inspecting outcomes for children: guidance for inspectors Ofsted 2008; available in September 2008