Temporary suspension of published ratings
We have decided to temporarily suspend publishing ratings in our inspection reports for childcare and play services.
We recognise the current pressures on providers caused by the pandemic and are mindful that Welsh Ministers recently allowed for the temporary relaxation of certain requirements of the National Minimum Standards.
This decision will take effect from 19 January 2022.
We remain firmly convinced of the value of published ratings in conveying a clear message about the quality of provision and in helping to promote improvement. Consequently, we will keep this decision under close review and plan to resume publishing ratings again in April.