Early Years Ofsted Update February 2021

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Associate Director for Children and Families, Michael Jarrett, on behalf of Ofsted, for the attention of all Early Years professionals.

Reported COVID-19 notifications by registered Early Years and childcare settings - Added data for weeks beginning 11, 18 and 25 January and 1 February 2021.

Data on COVID-19 visits: registered Early Years providers - Published transparency data to 31 December 2020.

Inspecting registered childcare providers: information for parents - Updated the 'Inspections' section to reflect the 6-year inspection window and added links to published guidance.

Childminders: report new adults in the home - Clarified the information that will be sought by Ofsted when an adult is added to a childminder's registration.

Childminder agency (CMA) inspection requirements for Ofsted - Clarified that CMAs carry out quality assurance visits to CMA-registered childminders.

Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare - Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 January 2021.

Joiners and leavers in the childcare sector - Published data on joiners and leavers in the childcare sector in January 2021.