Performance and inspection of childcare providers

Early years information, inspection guidance, Ofsted registration fee, how to complain or object.

Services

  1. 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

  2. Complain about an Ofsted inspection report

    You can complain about an Ofsted inspection report if you think there was a problem - the inspection process, how the inspection was conducted, the outcome of the inspection

  3. Register as a childminder agency in England

    You must register on the Ofsted Childcare Register and/or the Early Years Register to set up a childminder agency in England, includes how long it takes, fees and how to apply

  4. Inspecting early years providers: reporting requirements for inspectors

    Inspection report writing guidance for early years inspectors.

  5. Become a childminder agency

    Application forms to complete to register with Ofsted and the notification form to tell Ofsted about changes.

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Research and statistics

  1. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2018
  2. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2018
  3. FOI: early years dataset as at 31 March 2018
  4. 30 hours free childcare: summer term 2018
  5. Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 December 2017
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