CSSIW inspection framework

Following focus group seminars facilitated by Play Wales, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published the final version of its framework for the inspection of child minding, day care and Open Access play provision. 

The new Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) framework applies to the inspection of child minding, day care and play.

From April 2016 CSSIW changed the way it inspects child minding, daycare and open access play and the frequency of inspections.

The new framework applies to the inspection of childcare and play and places a greater emphasis on improving child development and well-being outcomes.

When inspectors visit a care service, they will consider four core themes:

  • Well-being
  • Care and Development
  • Environment
  • Leadership and Management

 

What is different?

  • Inspectors will spend more time at a care service
  • Changes to the frequency of our inspections
  • Introduction of ratings
  • Publication of child minder inspection reports

 

The inspection framework is available on CSSIW's website. 

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