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ERIC Number: ED541203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Integrated Inspection of Early Education and Childcare Services in Scotland, April 2003-June 2005
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This report provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of the integrated inspection arrangements put in place by the Care Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) to evaluate the quality of early years' day care and education services. It is based on the first round of inspections of these services which were carried out between April 2003 and June 2005. The quality of the care provided in these services was evaluated against National Care Standards for Early Education and Childcare up to the Age of 16 and the education provision was evaluated against Quality Indicators contained in The Child at the Centre. Overall, the quality of provision in Scotland is of a good standard although there are important areas for development set out in the report. The challenge for providers is to show continuous improvement in their quality of provision. The challenge for the Care Commission and HMIE is to move towards a more proportionate, targeted approach to inspection which recognizes the strengths within the sector and focuses on providing more support where it is needed most. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)