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  • 19 March 2024
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We welcome your views about our joint inspection programme with Estyn

There are online workshops taking place on 21 March for eligible settings to get involved.

Alongside Estyn we jointly inspect those childcare and play services which offer an element of funded education, known as ‘non-maintained’.

The joint inspection programme has now been running for five years, so the two inspectorates have commissioned an independent review to identify areas of positive practice as well as areas for improvement.

This aligns with CIW’s guiding principles of being intelligence-led; working collaboratively; supporting improvement and innovation; and reflecting and learning.

Independent evaluators

An independent agency, the Learning Partnership, is undertaking the review and will be speaking to a range of stakeholders including inspectors and other staff in both inspectorates; parents and carers of children using non-maintained provision; providers and their representatives including umbrella organisations and local authorities; and Welsh Government policy officials in both childcare and education.

Get involved

There are bilingual focus groups for settings taking place on Thursday 21 March. Please only attend if you are eligible for a joint inspection by ourselves and Estyn:

  • Zoom meeting (External link) - Thursday 21 March – 09:30-11:30

Meeting ID: 876 8721 9654

Passcode: 827724

  • Zoom meeting (External link) - Thursday 21 March – 13:00-15:00

Meeting ID: 897 4097 0704

Passcode: 652409

  • Zoom meeting (External link) - Thursday 21 March – 18:00-19:30

Meeting ID: 872 6171 9644

Passcode: 547617


Please confirm your attendance by clicking this acceptance link (External link) to let the Learning Partnership know.



Contact Glenda Dudley (External link) at the Learning Partnership.