Please note that the last day of funding for those children on a stretched offer and starting school in September is the 10th August. Download the Funding Timetable

Early Years

Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF)

New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) has been launched and will be effective from September 2019

Please note that following its recent consultation Ofsted have updated several documents to be used from September 2019. The education inspection framework (EIF) will replace the current common inspection framework (CIF) that has been in place since 2015

These are:

Inspecting Safeguarding for September 2019

Early Years Inspection Handbook for September 2019

EIF Consultation Outcome

Education Inspection Framework 2019

EIF Equality & Diversity Statement 2019

Inspections until August will be carried out under the existing framework using the current Ofsted common inspection framework. From September the new education inspection framework(EIF) will be used for all inspections.

There are no changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the current inspection cycle will continue until September 2020.

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