Guidance

Become a registered early years or childcare provider in England

This Ofsted guide provides information about applying to join the Early Years Register and Childcare Register.

Documents

Detail

This guidance came into effect on 1 January 2016. It replaced the following guidance:

  • Early years and childcare providers: registration and suitability handbook
  • How to register on the Childcare Register
  • How to register on the Early Years Register
  • Childcare Register requirements for childcare providers on non-domestic or domestic premises
  • Childcare Register requirements for childminders and home childcarers
  • Types of childcare that don’t need to register with Ofsted
  • Early Years Register: preparing for your registration visit

Visit Ofsted Online to apply online to join the Childcare Register or the Early Years Register.