Latest from Ofsted: “sustained improvement” #earlyyears

Ofsted has reported that most early years providers were judged “good” or “outstanding” at their most recent inspection.

More than 83% of providers active on the Early Years Register at the end of August 2014 were awarded grades of either good or outstanding according to the most recent Ofsted statistics.

This figure represents an increase of 1% since the end of June 2014, which is an increase of 6% since the end of the last inspection cycle in August 2012.

London has the lowest number of high graded providers, while the highest is in the North East of England.

The figures were welcomed by Pre-School Learning Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch, who says that they: “show a sustained improvement in early years inspection outcomes.  This is the result of the continued hard work and commitment of early years providers in the face of limited support, both financial and practical.

“At a time when there is so much focus on moving towards a school led early years sector, these figures serve as a timely reminder of the high-quality service that PVI providers continue to offer local families.”

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