When full routine inspections resume, Ofsted will be introducing a new approach to inspecting early years providers.

Under the new arrangements, all early years providers will be inspected in a 6-year window from the date of their last inspection. This means Ofsted can be more proportionate and prioritise the re-inspection of the relatively small proportion of nurseries, pre-schools and childminders that are not yet good. Where possible, childcare providers judged to require improvement will continue to be inspected within a year and inadequate childcare provision will be inspected within 6 months.

Read more about the changes here: http://ow.ly/r68C50CiBHY