How Ofsted inspects early years education
Learn how Ofsted inspects your EYFS provision. This judgement covers nursery, reception, provision for 2- and 3-year-olds, and wraparound care.
Impact of COVID-19
This section summarises paragraphs 29 to 36 of the School Inspection Handbook, linked above.
As of 1 September 2021, temporary modifications to the EYFS framework due to coronavirus no longer apply. If your setting relied on modifications to and/or disapplications of the EYFS requirements during coronavirus, inspectors will take this into account.
Inspectors will pay close attention to how your school is:
When determining inspection judgements, inspectors will take into account all failures to meet EYFS requirements, even where these were previously modified. If Ofsted judges your provision not to have an acceptable