Early Years Inspection Handbook 2019

Ofsted published the latest version of the Early Years Inspection Handbook in May 2019 but is reveiwed and updated annually. This guidance for Ofsted inspectors will take effect from September 2019, and will be used for all inspections of settings on the Early Years Register, including out of school clubs. The latest version is September 2023.

Note that the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, which sets out all the requirements that early years settings legally need to meet, has not been changed; only the guidance to Ofsted inspectors on how they should inspect such settings.

In this article we take a look at the guidance for inspectors as it applies to out of school clubs
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