Learning Journey Webinar - Updated information

Please note that guidance on the amount of documentation that needs to be retained relating to children’s learning, development and progress has changed since this webinar was recorded.

Ofsted’s revised ‘Early Years Inspection handbook’ (Sept 2019) places the focus of inspection on practice, not paperwork and Ofsted inspectors are generally only looking at statutory paperwork, asking providers to explain verbally rather than show documentation to explain how a child is progressing.

You will find a copy of the handbook here –


The Ofsted inspection handbook states that providers must be able to show the progress a child is making from their starting points – so it is recommended that you have starting points in place from parents; you must also have a written / typed 2 year progress check for every child who was in your care between the ages of 2 and 3 years because this is statutory, required by the EYFS 2017, requirement 2.3 – 2.5 –


Any tracking you choose to do should be completed to benefit the child, to share with parents and for your records, to ensure the child is making the best possible progress from their starting points – not for Ofsted. Your local authority might also require you to complete tracking for funded children.



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