Ofsted has announced that it will not restart its early years assurance inspections in March as previously planned.
Ofsted planned to return to inspections, to monitor whether childcare providers were meeting the EYFS requirements from 8th March, but decided to instead concentrate on the return of full Education Inspection Framework (EIF) inspections as soon as possible in the summer term.
This decision will be kept under review.
Regulatory work in early years will continue, as stated by Ofsted: “This work will sometimes require on-site visits, which will be risk assessed based on the nature of the premises and the urgency of the work. As always, the safety and well-being of children is our priority and we will take urgent action where we have concerns.”
You can follow all Ofsted’s updates here: Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Read more here: News | early years alliance (eyalliance.org.uk)