At the end of August 2014, Ofsted published its updated guidance for inspections for settings on the Early Years Register, based on the revisions to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which come into effect on 1 September 2014. These were again updated in May 2015 with the Conducting early years inspections and the Evaluation schedule documents being combined into a single Early Years inspection handbook. The relevant factsheets can be downloaded from the Ofsted website:
- Early Years inspection handbook (formerly, Conducting early years inspections, and Evaluation schedule)
- The framework for the regulation and inspection of provision on the Early Years Register
This article examines how this guidance for Ofsted inspectors will affect inspections of out of school settings.
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