Compliance, investigation and enforcement handbook: childcare

The legal background to Ofsted’s childminding and childcare compliance and enforcement work.



A new version of this document will be published by end January 2015.

The CIE handbook sets out the legal background to Ofsted’s compliance and enforcement work in childminding and childcare and the extent of its powers. The handbook is used in Ofsted’s regulation of early years and childcare providers.