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Out of school childcare

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The new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework will be in place from September 2019 and includes changes for out of school providers registered on the Early Years register and who only provide care exclusively for children at the beginning and end of the day or in the holiday periods. These providers will be inspected without receiving grades against the four judgements but will receive a single judgement for their overall effectiveness, quality and standards of the Early Years provision. This judgement will be one of three possible outcomes:

  • Met
  • Not met with actions
  • Not met with enforcement.

The inspector will consider the criteria for behaviour and attitudes; personal development; and leadership and management when reaching a judgement as to whether the provider is meeting the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements. The providers report will include a summary to explain what it is like for a child attending the provision, and will highlight what the provider does well and what could be improved.

Further information can be found in Annex A, page 43 of the Early Years Inspection Handbook

Workforce Development
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Level 2 and 3 - Playwork Award 

The award in Playwork aims to provide learners with the initial skills and knowledge they need if they are interested in becoming a Playworker. It can also form part of a current Playwork practitioner's continuing development.

This award offers the most up-to-date knowledge for working within the play sector and provides clear progression routes for further study.

You can work through the program in manageable steps, gaining credits for individual units and working towards having enough credits for the full qualification.

Contact Details
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Early Years and Childcare Service
Telephone: 03000 41 23 23