Consultation outcome

Early years childcare fees regulations

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Early years childcare fees regulations: government response

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Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on proposed changes to early years fees paid to Ofsted, and on the principles that should underpin a revised fee model.

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Consultation description

We’d like your views on:

  • a proposed increase to the application fee and annual fee paid to Ofsted by early years providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register, with a view of changes coming into force from April 2020

  • the principles that should underpin a revised Early Years Register fee model to be introduced from April 2021

This consultation is for childcare providers registered on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and anyone interested in early education and childcare including local authorities, sector representatives and professional bodies.

The consultation applies to early years providers in England only.

Published 18 July 2019
Last updated 17 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added government response to the 'Early years childcare fees regulations' consultation.

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