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Early years

Leading to excellence

Leading to excellence: a review of childcare and early education provision 2005–08 is the third review of inspections of registered childcare and early education. This year, the report focuses on how well settings – such as nurseries and childminders – are organised, led and managed to promote positive outcomes for children and ensure they progress well.

Introduction from Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector
Summary
Part 1: Where are we now?
Part 2: Organisation, leadership and management
What does best practice look like?
Quality assurance scheme members
The journey to excellence
Definitions
What inspectors look for
Questions for providers
Questions for children
Questions for local authorities
Further reading
Annexes