Rt Hon Lord Lilley


    Written Parliamentary Question (WPQ)
    483 c62W
    Lilley, Peter
    Child Minders
    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the supply of child minders of requiring them to be subject to inspection by Ofsted.
    Dept for Children Schools and Families
    Hughes, Beverley
    Ofsted has been inspecting child minders since 2001. There is no evidence to suggest that Ofsted inspection has had any impact on the supply of child minders.Ofsted inspects all child care providers to ensure that they comply with current requirements. In the three years up to March 2008 97 per cent. of the 35,800 child minders inspected were found to be satisfactory or better with 61 per cent. judged good or outstanding.
    House of Commons (HoC)
    Commons Chamber