High quality early education is the focus of Ofsted’s revised inspection framework. From 4 November 2013 early year’s providers are subject to a tougher early years inspection framework, which makes clear that only provision that is good or outstanding is good enough for young children.
Inspectors will use the revised framework to inspect all early years’ providers and make sure they are delivering a high quality service. The Ofsted rating of satisfactory is replaced with requires improvement to make it clear that anything less than good is not good enough for young children. The revised inspection framework details what an early years provider has to do to be rated outstanding or good.
Ofsted inspections at Sweet Peas
Early Years provisions have NO warning about an inspection. The first we know about it is when the Inspectors ring our door bell!
Our first inspection was carried out November 2010, 6 months after we opened, we achieved a GOOD! It was the first time a Nursery at this site had received this judgment, so for us after taking over within 6 months was very encouraging and was a huge credit to the staff who embraced the changes quickly and efficiently.
In August 2013 we had our 2nd inspection. We achieved OUTSTANDING in all areas! See our reports. Proud doesn’t cover it.
Only a few months later we were inspected again. On 9 January 2014 we were confirmed by Ofsted as still being OUTSTANDING in all areas.