Childminder agency regulation: guidance for agencies and Ofsted staff

Handbook with registration guidance and the legal background to Ofsted's compliance and enforcement work and powers.


Childminder agency handbook

Childminder agency handbook

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For childminder agencies this handbook covers:

  • how to apply for registration
  • the registration process and how Ofsted assesses suitability

For Ofsted staff there is information about their compliance and enforcement work.

Published 27 August 2014
Last updated 6 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updates to paragraph 11: Ofsted strongly recommends signing up to the DBS Update service but this is no longer mandatory.

  2. First published.