To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Ofsted-registered childcare providers have been inspected by Ofsted in the last (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four years.
18 November 2016
The quality ratings for childcare providers continue to rise and the latest figures show that 91% of providers on the Early Years Register achieved a “good” or “outstanding” rating as at 31 August 2016 – the highest proportion ever.
Ofsted is the non-ministerial government department responsible for the regulation of childcare providers and publishes a regular series of statistics on provider numbers and inspection outcomes on their website, including those specifically requested in this question. These can be viewed from the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics.