Ofsted has published its Annual Report for 2015/16. The report shows that:
- Across the country, 91% of early years providers are now good or outstanding: a 22 percentage point increase since 2010.
- The proportion of good and outstanding nurseries and pre-schools is now almost identical in the least and most deprived areas.
- This year, in every local authority area in the country, at least eight out of 10 childcare places are in registered providers of early education judged good or outstanding.
- In 2016, over two thirds of young children reached the government’s ‘good level of development’ compared with just over a half in 2013