Early years provider non-compliance: action by Ofsted

What Ofsted does when a childminder or childcare provider does not comply with regulations.


Early years compliance handbook

Early years compliance handbook

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Summary of changes: May 2018


This Ofsted handbook sets out the policy and approach to its compliance, investigation and enforcement work for providers registered on the Early Years and/or the Childcare Register.

Providers should use the early years online notification form to report accidents and incidents to Ofsted.

Published 8 September 2015
Last updated 2 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updates throughout: please see summary of changes for more information.
  2. Updated for new inspection arrangements from 1 April 2017.
  3. Early years compliance handbook updated and summary of changes document added.
  4. Updated for changes due to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.
  5. First published.