Early Years Ofsted Update September 2020

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Interim Senior Advisory Teacher EYFS & EYFS Moderation Manager Sharon Rose on behalf of Ofsted, for the attention of the Early Years sector.

Please note there are immediate actions you MUST take in regards to reporting confirmed COVID-19 cases in both staff and children that attend your setting. Please click on the first two links below to take you to the relevant documents.

Please also review any of your setting policies and procedures that may need amendments because of these actions.

Report a Serious Childcare Incident - Added information about reporting confirmed cases of COVID-19 and any related closures.

Childcare | Reporting Children’s Accidents and Injuries - Added the requirement to notify Ofsted of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in staff or children.


The following links provide you with updates for Ofsted inspections in the autumn term,  consented addresses and leavers and joiners in the childcare sector:


Education Plans from September 2020 - Updated guide: Ofsted's inspection of providers on the Childcare Register will resume from 16 September.

Carrying Out Childcare Register Inspections - Changes to the 'After the inspection' section to reflect new timescales.

Consented Addresses for Childminders and Domestic Childcare - Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 August 2020.

Joiners and Leavers in the Childcare Sector - Published data on joiners and leavers in the childcare sector in August 2020.