Guidance

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.

Documents

Childminder agency handbook

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Childminder agency handbook

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Detail

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.