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.

📣 Have you bought your tickets yet?Just a month until our VIRTUAL North West Ofsted Big Conversation. We have already almost sold our usual capacity of 700 tickets, BUT because we have a virtual audience at this event on October 15th we have additional tickets available.

🌟 We have a presentation from
Ofsted and opportunities to engage with them through questions and answers following the presentation.

🌟 We have Alistair Bryce-Clegg as our keynote speaker delivering an inspirational presentation about ‘enchantment in the early years’.

🎥 All filmed and live-streamed on the night of the event and available as a recording to access afterwards if people cannot join us live.

Here’s the link to book your place:👇👇👇


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Important update from the Northwest.

We are going ahead with our NW October meeting but to protect all we have changed to an online meeting on the evening of the 15th October.

All delegates who have booked have been sent an update.

If you would like to join us from other regions we do have a few tickets left, you are welcome to join our Zoom meeting and hear the updates from Ofsted and a fabulous professional development opportunity for your team from Alistair Bryce Clegg.

Book on now before we sell out :


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