Key Updates

Updated: 16 september 2021

New version of the Early Years Inspection Handbook for inspections available

Early years and childcare providers can refer to the inspection handbook to learn more about how Ofsted inspectors will carry out their inspections and judgments for inspections taking place from 1 September 2021 in England under the education inspection framework (EIF).

The four major changes to the handbook include:

  • changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) disapplications in relation to Covid-19

  • a new section on revisions to the EYFS from 1 September 2021

  • a new section to dispel myths about inspection that can result in unnecessary workload for providers

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