Inspection of services on Childcare Register

Guidance on how Ofsted inspects childcare services that are only on the Childcare Register.


Conducting Childcare Register inspections

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This guidance is for inspectors and services registered only on the Childcare Register. It includes information on what happens before, during and after an inspection.

For information on how Ofsted inspects those who are only on the Early Years Register or who are on both the Childcare and the Early Years Register, please refer to the Early Years Inspection Handbook.

Published 20 August 2014
Last updated 2 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for new inspection arrangements from 1 April 2017.

  2. First published.