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  • 18 July 2023
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An update about our childcare and play improvement project

During February this year, we asked for volunteers from the childcare and play sector to take part in a pilot of new improvement meetings.

Our pilot ran for nearly three months, from April until the end of June 2023, and we completed over 60 improvement meetings during this time.

We asked each provider who took part for their feedback about the meetings. Their responses will form an integral part of the evaluation which will take place over the summer.  We will consider the findings of the evaluation to determine the future of improvement meetings.

We have also been working with a range of people, including providers, staff from other organisations and our own staff. They have helped us consider how we encourage improvement across the whole sector as well as in individual settings.

Sharing best practice

We plan to do more to celebrate and share excellent practice we see at inspection.  We will use our website and other communication channels to promote our findings.  We plan to develop our provider events to establish annual improvement conferences.  We will use these to share the learning from our inspections, highlight common themes and celebrate achievements. We will invite providers to share their ideas and examples of best practice.