Children: Day Care

Education written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) how many unscheduled inspections of childcare providers following complaints were undertaken by Ofsted in each month since August 2008;

(2) how many childcare providers subject to unscheduled inspections by Ofsted following complaints had their rating revised (a) down, (b) up, (c) from outstanding or good to unsatisfactory and (d) from outstanding or good to satisfactory in each month since August 2008;

(3) how many complaints Ofsted has received from childcare providers about the quality or result of an unscheduled inspection following a complaint in each month since August 2008; and how many of these complaints were upheld (a) by the initial investigating official, (b) following an internal review and (c) by the Independent Complaints Adjudication Service for Ofsted;

(4) how many revisions to the rating of childcare providers Ofsted has made following an upheld complaint by a childcare provider subject to an unscheduled inspection in each month since August 2008.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

These questions are for Ofsted to answer. I have asked Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to write to the hon. Member. Copies of his replies will be placed in the House Library.

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