Ofsted inspections of early years and childcare providers

How Ofsted inspects childcare and early years, including the common inspection framework, deferring inspections, and safeguarding.

General guidance

Childcare Register

How Ofsted inspects and regulates childcare services that are only registered on the Childcare Register.

Early Years Register

Published 1 December 2014
Last updated 25 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated with safeguarding concerns guidance for inspectors.
  2. Early years annual report 2012/13 added
  3. First published.