The Ofsted Big Conversation #OBC

The Ofsted Big Conversation brought together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. It is a voluntary organisation run by sector representatives and the purpose within the Terms of Reference are:

  • To provide a communication forum where providers*, who deliver Early Years care and education, can collectively bring shared areas of concern or common themes they seek further clarification on, to a representative from Ofsted, and receive a timely response
  • To provide Ofsted an opportunity to give updates on changes and direction of travel and to help dispel Ofsted ‘myths’.

*Providers delivering Early Years care and education, include but are not limited to private, voluntary and independent settings such as day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and Children’s Centres (collectively called ‘PVI’)”

EYMatters supports The Ofsted Big Conversation which brought together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. Visit the OBC Website for all of the updates and news

#OBC Events

Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place relating to public gatherings, at this present moment in time there are no planned Ofsted Big Conversation events taking place. There is however plans for online events and as and when the details for these become available, we will publish them here. 

A National Meeting took place on Friday 24th July 2020 hosted by June O'Sullivan, founder and Chair of the OBC; details of this event, including the recording and presentations can be found on the Ofsted Big Conversation Website. June has also provided her summary and thoughts along with the responses to the top ten questions via her blog 'Zooming to a National OBC

Our own short report, including the transcript from the Zoom Chat can be accessed from our post: The National OBC – 24th July 2020

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