Becoming a childcare provider

Registration, agencies, children's social care providers, financial references, DBS checks.

Services

  1. Register as a childminder or childcare provider (England)

    How to register as a childminder or childcare provider: the Ofsted Childcare Register, the Early Years Register, who can register, how to apply

  2. Being inspected as a childminder or childcare provider

    Find out when you'll be inspected by Ofsted, how to prepare, how you'll be inspected and how you'll be graded

  3. Childcare and children's social care health declaration form

    Health declaration form for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

  4. Early years and childcare services: EY3 changes to individuals

    EY3 form for childminders and other childcare providers to tell Ofsted about changes to childminding assistants, household members or certain people in organisations.

  5. Applying to waive disqualification: early years and childcare providers

    Forms and guidance for childminders and providers of childcare on non-domestic premises.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers
  2. People connected with Ofsted-registered childcare
  3. Early education and childcare
  4. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks: childcare providers
  5. Become a childminder: pre-registration briefing
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Research and statistics

  1. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2017
  2. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 December 2016
  3. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2016
  4. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2016
  5. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 December 2015
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Lullabyz Nursery
  2. Early years providers: how to promote your business
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2017
  2. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and FSA
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