Guidance

Inspecting early years: handbook for inspectors

This publication was withdrawn on 28 August 2015

This document has been archived as it is no longer current. Please refer to the early years inspection handbook from September 2015.

Guidance for inspecting early years providers that deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Documents

Early years inspection handbook

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Early years inspection handbook

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Detail

This guidance is for inspectors conducting inspections under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006. It sets out what Ofsted inspectors must do and what early years providers can expect, and provides guidance for inspectors on making their judgements. It is for use from 1 April 2015.