The latest Ofsted statistics show that more nurseries and childminders were judged as satisfactory and inadequate in recent inspections compared to the same period last year.

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The figures, based on 3,582 inspections between 1 April and 30 June 2013, reveal that three times the number of childminders were found to be inadequate year on year (6 per cent), and more than two times the number of nurseries (8 per cent).

There was also a rise in the number of nurseries graded satisfactory, from 16 per cent in 2012, under the old inspection framework, to 24 per cent this year.

All inspections from 1 September 2012 were conducted under the new framework. Read full article…

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