Information about early years and childcare

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  • Outstanding Providers

    The outstanding providers listed include early years registered providers, maintained schools, independent schools, colleges and providers of work-based learning, adult education and children’s social care

Latest news: Early years and childcare

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    Ofsted launches consultation on the inspection of Sure Start Children's Centres

    29 Oct 2012

    Ofsted has today launched a consultation on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of Sure Start Children’s Centres.

  • Communication is the key to deaf children's development

    17 Oct 2012

    Deaf children’s entitlement to communicate and be communicated with is fundamental to their development and progress. This commitment, along with early diagnosis and timely access to well-coordinated support, helps deaf children’s well-being and life chances according to an Ofsted report published today.

  • Driving up standards of literacy

    07 Sep 2012

    To mark International Literacy Day on 8 September, we take a look at the findings from our latest reports on literacy and feature two case studies showing what good practice in literacy looks like.

Annual Report 2012/13