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Ofsted is the inspectorate for the children and learners in England. It is their job to contribute to the provision of better education and care through effective inspection and regulation.

They achieve this through a comprehensive system of inspection and regulation which covers early years; nursery provisions, schools, colleges, children's services, teacher training and youth work.

Ofsted aims to inspect early years providers at least once every three years to judge the quality and standards of the provision. After inspection a report is written, to view our past and most recent report, please follow the links.

Inspectors will use a four-point grading scale for each of the four key judgements they make and the overall effectiveness of the provision.

The grades are:

  • Grade 1: outstanding
  • Grade 2: good
  • Grade 3: requires improvement
  • Grade 4: inadequate.

Find out more about Ofsted inspections on early years providers.

Ofsted inspection report - September 2019

More information

You can find information about reading inspection reports and much more on the Ofsted website.

If you wish to tell Ofsted about any concerns that you have about a childcare provider, call their helpline on 0300 123 1231 or email for further information please refer to our complaints procedure.