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Minutes of West Midlands Steering Meeting (10/06/16)

The minutes of the latest West Midlands Steering Group Meeting can be downloaded here. The next meeting is now on October 21st 2016 from 10.30am-12.30pm at The Axis Building, Birmingham. If you have any issues you would like to be ...
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Presentation from the last South East OBC 14th April 2016

Thank you all who attended our latest Ofsted Big Conversation Meeting in South East. Find presentation from our latest meeting below. OBC Presentation 14.04.16 ...
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Petition by Top Day Nurseries – Join us to stop the underfunding of our nurseries

Childcare providers across the UK have been left in an unsustainable position as recent rates for 3 and 4 year old funding were announced just days before the new financial year. In the majority of cases the rates announced, which ...
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Champagne Nurseries – Lemonade Funding

<a href="https://youtu.be/0Zm-mYA6XpQ">Watch on YouTube</a> ...
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Deadline 29th April 2016!!! – Delivering 30 hours of free childcare – call for expressions of interest (EOI) from local authorities

Just in case anyone missed this - a very rushed EOI from Education Funding Agency for LAs to bid for funds to support providers in developing 30 hour capacity - ludicrous timescales! LAs need to put forward ideas based on ...
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Join the Ofsted Big Conversation in the North East

Early evening event Monday 25th April, Peterlee  NETWORK WITH COLLEAGUES MEET SENIOR OFSTED STAFF Nick Hudson, Ofsted Regional Director, Helen Lane, Senior HMI, Jayne Utting EY HMI NATIONAL PRIORITIES Our local agenda is closely linked with national priorities identified across all regions:
  1. Ensuring inspections are ...
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Ofsted Big Conversation Regional Chairs Meeting

Hosted and Chaired by London OBC London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) 121 Marsham St, London SW1P 4LX 15th March 2016 Agenda Items
  • Update from the Ofsted Big Conversation Regions:
  • Update from the National Consultative Forum
  • Nominated Person
  • Ofsted In House Inspections
  • DfE Consultations
  • Implications ...
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Ofsted Big Conversation South East INCLUDING a focus on ‘Narrowing The Gap’

An opportunity to hear directly from Ofsted and ask questions relating to your early years provision. There will also be updates from the Ofsted Big Conversation, networking time and a special focus on 'Narrowing The Gap' and what this means to Ofsted, ...
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Ofsted to directly manage early years inspections

Hello OBC’s,   We are delighted with the news that Ofsted is bringing early years inspections back in-house.  This is great news for the sector, children and parents.   It was the inspections by Tribal and Prospects since 2010 that created a need for ...
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Minutes of West Midlands Steering Meeting (04/02/16)

Minutes of the Meeting 4th February 2016 The West Midlands Regional Group consists of the following 14 regions. Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire. If you have something ...
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