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  • 22 August 2022
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Exploring new ways of working for promoting improvement

We are currently exploring a new approach to supporting childcare and play settings to improve our existing inspection methodology.

One of CIW’s guiding principles is:

Supporting improvement and innovation: we will use our knowledge and powers to support social care and childcare services to improve and encourage new ways of working.

Our aims

  • to do more to promote improvement in the sector, whilst also providing assurance about the quality and safety of settings.
  • to encourage innovation by promoting and sharing examples of excellent quality childcare and play provision.

This project will focus on how we can do more to support settings to drive your own improvement and will consider new arrangements for interim assurance activity between inspections, based on the quality of provision in each individual setting.

Next steps

We will work closely with Welsh Government policy colleagues, providers and other stakeholders to create a shared commitment to improving outcomes for children.

There is currently no action required by providers. We will continue to keep you updated as the project develops.