Ofsted research for early years.

Ofsted carries out research alongside its main inspection work.

This serves a range of purposes. Depending on the subject chosen, this provides an opportunity to focus on specific issues in greater detail than is possible during an institutional inspection. Alternatively, it may explore an aspect that falls outside the current inspection framework, or look at provision in areas of our remit that we do not currently inspect.


Disadvantaged children


Providers and quality of provision

Published 15 May 2015
Last updated 28 October 2021 + show all updates

  1. Added new research ‘How early years multiple providers work’.

  2. Added a link to survey inviting feedback on publications.

  3. First published.