Research and analysis

Achieving and maintaining high quality early years provision: getting it right first time

Ofsted survey report describing features of strong leadership in early years provision.

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Getting it right first time

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Getting it right first time

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Getting it right first time: report summary

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Getting it right first time: report summary

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Detail

This Ofsted survey report looks at the ways leaders develop high quality provision.

It is based on findings from Ofsted’s inspection reports as well as visits to providers, case studies of good practice, feedback from focus groups and research findings.

Since the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2008, the proportion of good and outstanding early years providers has risen. However, while the majority of the previously good or outstanding providers retained that judgement in their most recent inspection, four out of 10 of those previously judged satisfactory remained the same. They are simply not improving fast enough.