UNISON represents staff working for Ofsted in early years and social care inspection.

Ofsted inspectors play a vital role in ensuring and enhancing the quality of care and education in social care and nurseries.

UNISON leads on negotiations for the pay and conditions of staff working for Ofsted and on workload and other professional issues.

UNISON also represents staff working for the independent service providers, Tribal and Prospects who are contracted to deliver early years inspection on behalf of Ofsted. UNISON has campaigned successfully for these services to be brought back ‘in house’ and will be supporting these members as they transfer back to Ofsted.