The Ofsted Big Conversation brought together representatives of Early Years Childcare Providers and Ofsted across the UK. It is a voluntary organisation run by sector representatives and the purpose within the Terms of Reference are:

  •  To provide a communication forum where providers*, who deliver Early Years care and education, can collectively bring shared areas of concern or common themes they seek further clarification on, to a representative from Ofsted, and receive a timely response
  • To provide Ofsted an opportunity to give updates on changes and direction of travel and to help dispel Ofsted ‘myths’.

*Providers delivering Early Years care and education, include but are not limited to private, voluntary and independent settings such as day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and Children’s Centres (collectively called ‘PVI’)”

Finding your way around the site

  •  Regional Group Homepages: Contains the relevant contacts, details of up and coming meetings and events, region specific articles and also links to the Regional Reports. You can access this from the Main Menu or the Map below by selecting the relevant area / region.
  • Regional Reports: Including minutes and presentations from previous meetings are accessed by selecting the relevant area / region from the Regional Reports from the Main Menu.
  • All OBC Minutes, Reports and Articles: are accessed from News, Articles & Updates from the Main Menu
  •  Up and Coming Meetings & Events: The listings can be accessed from the Main Menu, where there is a calendar view as well as list. The calendar is also displayed below with the list and the Future Meetings & Events are displayed in the sidebar to the left.

Please feel free to email hello@theofstedbigconversation.co.uk with any queries

Regional Groups

Connect with your local #OBC Region from our Interactive map; simply  click on your area to access your Regional page. 


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You can join our Facebook Group, The Ofsted Big Conversation, to share thoughts and information regarding the Ofsted Big Conversation. This is a national group so you can connect with others across all of the OBC Regions.

We also have a Facebook Page, Ofsted Big Conversation, that you can follow and like, where all of the Regional Meetings, news and updates are shared. Please see, below, some of the most recent posts.

Save the date for our next event with Ofsted & guest speaker Adventures with Alice : Alice Sharp

Date: Thursday 4th March 2021

Time : 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Place: Virtual

More details to be announced soon.

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Good Morning.

Thank you to all our delegates that attended the NWOBC webinar last night.

I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

Our production team will now prepare the video and email to all delegates next week.

Keep an eye out over the weekend for our booking link to reserve your place for March.

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Our virtual #NWOBC meeting tonight is going really well. It’s certainly different to our Saturday morning events, but it’s proving to be a success!

We’ve never needed to focus more on Enchantment in Early Years - thank you to Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does and to Elaine White at Ofsted.

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With less than 48 hours now until our Virtual event the Zoom links have now been sent out to all delegates Please check your Spam/junk.

If you or a colleague have a ticket booked and have not received your link please email:


We will arrange for the link to be sent to you again.

In the meantime SLIDO is open and ready for you to post your questions for Ofsted. Download the APP, scan the QR code or click on the link below to follow the questions or follow the link



Conference code is OBCOCT

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Please let us know what questions you have for Ofsted so we can ask them at the North West Ofsted Big Conversation event this coming Thursday. Tickets sales are now closed and we look forward to welcoming over 800 of you who are sharing our first livestream event.

You can post your questions in this post below... or download the Slido App link here: 👇👇👇



Thank you 🙏

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