The latest Ofsted statistics released today show that 93% of childcare providers are now good or outstanding, with 95% of nurseries achieving this since August.

NDNA’s Chief Executive Purnima Tanuku OBE said: “It is encouraging  that Ofsted stats show a further increase in the number of childcare providers judged as good or outstanding to 93% overall, with nurseries remaining at the record level of 95% since last summer.

“That providers have managed to keep this high level of quality despite all the pressures the sector is currently facing is exceptional and we must congratulate the sector and its workforce on their dedication and commitment.

“There will be increasing concerns about the downward trend in the number of childminders, which have fallen by almost a quarter in the last five years.  In order to deliver the Government’s policy of 30 hours funded childcare from September, England needs to have a buoyant childcare sector with all types of provider participating.”

Read the report here