Ofsted has today published a new report on childcare provision within England. Getting on Well: Enjoying, Achieving and Contributing is the second annual report on early years and childcare providers, and draws on inspections and surveys carried out between April 2006 and March 2007. Among the report's conclusions are the suggestion that day-care as a whole has improved, although 4% of children in registered settings are still receiving an 'unsatisfactory' service.
At the same time, the DCSF has published a series of reports on the different types of childcare and provision in the UK. The main findings from these are brought together in a single document entitled 2006 Childcare and Early Years Providers Surveys.