Ofsted to announce tougher inspections on childminders and nurseries

Published on Friday, 19 April 2013 09:13
Posted by Scott Buckler

Nurseries and childminders in England will face tougher inspections under proposals expected to be announced by Ofsted later

Under the plans, childcare providers currently classed as "satisfactory" will be dubbed "requiring improvement" and undergo extra inspections.

The move replicates changes made to school inspection ratings last year.

The Pre-School Learning Alliance warned that real improvements would require better funding for childcare.

Chief Inspector of Education Sir Michael Wilshaw is to announce a consultation on the proposals in a speech to an invited audience.

Source: ©BBC News

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