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advice and help on services for families in Walsall.

Information for day nurseries

As a day nursery there is lots of guidance and information you need to consider when operating. This page pulls together what we think are the most useful links.


Ofsted Information

As a day nursery you are registered and inspected by Ofsted. The links below offer guidance and help relating specifically to Ofsted.

Conducting Ofsted early years and childcare inspections

Self evaluation form and guidance

Evaluation schedule for inspection of registered early years provision

Information regarding Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB)

Preparing for your Ofsted registration

Preparing for your Ofsted inspection

Ofsted example of good practice


Useful information

National Day Nurseries Association is the national charity and membership association for nurseries. NDNA provides nursery support, information and advice for day nurseries.


For information and support regarding early years and childcare access the Pre-School Learning Alliance website:



The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage


The non-statutory guidance ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’


‘Early Years Outcomes’ is a non-statutory guide for practitioners and inspectors, to help inform understanding of child development through the early years.


Guidance and support around the 2 year old progress check


For Information and advice regarding Safeguarding visit the Walsall Local Safeguarding Children Board website at:


Support from Walsall Early Years

Walsall Early Years will offer support to your setting. Please visit the Improvement Team page to find out more. You can also download a variety of factsheets by visiting the Improvement resources page.


The tracking document for support with your summative assessments can be also be downloaded below.

To update your details, including your vacancies and costs, access the Walsall FIS Provider Portal.

To book on training please visit the Courses page.