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.
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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.
Published: 22 December 2015
Updated: 8 July 2016
- Minor changes as follows: Annex A, page 31, item 11 of the registration not required table - removed the text ‘excluding childminders’. Page 12, para 46 - added a footnote to clarify the definition of a ‘governing body’, in the context of an organisation.
- First published.