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Information about early years and childcare

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Latest news: Early years and childcare

  • Next HMCI

    03 Nov 2011

    Announcement from the Education Select Committee

  • Ofsted statistics show a rise in the number of childminders

    27 Oct 2011

    After a long period of decline, the number of childcare providers in England has now risen steadily since September last year. Prior to this numbers had fallen each quarter since the end of 2008.

  • The next HMCI

    14 Oct 2011

    Baroness Sally Morgan has welcomed news about the new HMCI.

  • Children’s Book Week

    05 Oct 2011

    Children’s Book Week, between 3 and 9 October, is a national celebration of reading for children of primary school age.

  • Ten years for early years

    26 Sep 2011

    This September marks 10 years since Ofsted took over the responsibility for regulating and inspecting all registered early years childminding and childcare settings in 2001.

  • Official statistics released

    09 Sep 2011

    Ofsted has released updated statistics about the outcomes of inspections in learning and skills providers, early years and childcare registered providers, social care providers and children's centres.