Welcome to the #OfstedBigConversation

The Ofsted Big Conversation brought together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. It is a voluntary organisation run by sector representatives and the purpose within the Terms of Reference are:

  • To provide a communication forum where providers*, who deliver Early Years care and education, can collectively bring shared areas of concern or common themes they seek further clarification on, to a representative from Ofsted, and receive a timely response.
  • To provide Ofsted an opportunity to give updates on changes and direction of travel and to help dispel Ofsted ‘myths’.

*Providers delivering Early Years care and education, include but are not limited to private, voluntary and independent settings such as day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and Children’s Centres (collectively called ‘PVI’)”

Ofsted Big Conversation – Chairs Meeting - Hosted and Chaired by London OBC 20th March 2017 Agenda Items
  • Welcome
  • New ways of inspection
  • 30 hours
  • HMI roles
  • Sharing good practice
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • EYFS Update
  • Gill Jones Ofsted update
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West Midlands Open Meeting 10th March 2017 Report
Here you will find the Report on the West Midlands Open Meeting There are links into the report to the presentations but you may also download these separately here. Deborah Udakis, HMI on Cohort Tracking Gill Jones Deputy Director for ...
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The minutes of this meeting can be downloaded here... If you would like to contact your local OBC representative you can find all the contact details here... ...
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West Midlands Steering Group Meeting 31st January 2017
Our West Midlands Steering Group Meeting was held in order to discuss and finalise our plans for the Open Meeting to be held on 10th March 2017. The minutes of this meeting can be downloaded here. If you would like ...
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Save the date for West Midlands Open Meeting - 10th March 2017
10th March 2017 - 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm Venue: Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Molineux Stadium Waterloo Road Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR Our Agenda is still under development. Gill Jones is however confirmed to attend. NB Please note the times have ...
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Ofsted Big Conversation Meeting South West Meeting
Wed, March 15, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT Bournemouth School for Girls Castle Gate Close Castle Lane West Bournemouth, BH8 9UJ The inaugural meeting of the South's (Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire) OBC Group. On the agenda will be ...
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Open Regional Meeting -  East Midlands
Sat, January 28, 2017 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Carnarvon Primary School Nursery Road Bingham Nottinghamshire NG13 8EH
  • 9:30 Registration, coffee, tea and pastries (room will be open from 9:15)
  • 9:45 Introduction, Review by #OBC Chairperson
  • 10:00 Presentation from ...
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Ofsted Big Conversation, NW regional open meeting 18th March 2017
Sat 18 March 2017 09:30am – 1:15pm Aintree Racecourse Ormskirk Road Liverpool L9 5AS
  • 9:30 Registration, coffee, tea and pastries (room will be open from 9:00)
  • 9:45 Introduction to the day by ‪#‎OBC‬
  • 10:00 presentation from Ofsted – "Inspection ...
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You can download the minutes of our meeting here. We have another Open Forum planned for Friday 10th March 2017. We will be creating an event for this shortly ...
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