Ofsted Self Evaluation form to be discontinued

From 1 April 2018, the optional early years self-evaluation form (SEF), which providers can use to prepare for inspection, will cease to exist.

Ofsted’s review of the usefulness of the form concluded that it was an unnecessary burden on providers and it will be withdrawn from their website from 1st April 2018. Please feel free to discuss other methods of evaluating your provision and reflecting on your practice with your Early Years and Childcare Adviser if you have any concerns.