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Think tank claims Ofsted inspectors need better training for nursery inspections

Sue Learner, News Editor (14-Aug-13)

Ofsted inspectors need better training as they are failing to properly judge the quality of care given by nurseries and pre-schools, according to the think tank IPPR. The report published by IPPR (Institute.....

Minister calls for nurseries to review policies after daynurseries.co.uk investigation

Sue Learner, News Editor (13-Aug-13)

The children’s health minister has called on nurseries to review their policies on kissing and cuddling children in their care, after an investigation by daynurseries.co.uk found some have introduced ‘no-contact’ policies to protect.....

‘Satisfactory’ is no longer good enough for nurseries announces Ofsted

Julia Corbett, News Editor (06-Aug-13)

Ofsted has announced that early years inspections will now echo schools and colleges with a judgement of ‘Satisfactory’ being replaced with ‘Requires improvement’. In a move to drive up standards in childcare providers, Ofsted.....