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Should nurseries be able to pay to be reinspected by Ofsted if they get a Satisfactory rating?

03-Oct-12

Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-school Learning Alliance
YES “At the start of September Ofsted announced some changes to how it inspects day nurseries and pre-schools, including giving them a judgement on how well their provision meets the needs of the range of children who attend. But the childcare inspectorate did not include any...

Kathy Brodie, early years trainer and Early Childhood Studies lecturer at Stockport College
NO “It can be devastating to a staff team when their Ofsted inspection rating is not as high as expected. It means that, for the next three years, or possibly more, that the nursery may be deemed to ‘require improvements’ (from January 2013) and to potential parents wishing to...

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