Ofsted to start to visit some nurseries and childminders this autumn

Ofsted will start carrying out visits to some nurseries and childminders from September 2020. They will visit providers that are currently judged less than good and that had safeguarding and welfare actions raised at their last inspection.

Settings will be selected where:

  • the overall effectiveness grade of requires improvement or inadequate (with actions) was given at the last inspection
  • the judgement for the last inspection carried out under Annex A of the early years inspection handbook was not met with actions
  • actions were set at the last inspection for a breach of any safeguarding and welfare requirements
  • the re-inspection date for these providers may have passed due to COVID-19, or the re-inspection may be due before routine inspections are due to re-start.

Read more about ofsted to visit nurseries and childminders this autumn.