Childcare services exempt from registering with Ofsted: form

Childcare services who are not required to register with Ofsted should fill in this form.


Exemption notification form

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Most childcare providers caring for children aged under 8 must register with Ofsted unless the law says that they are not required to do so.

Please read the guidance on who is not required to register before you fill in this form.

The completed form can be emailed to with the subject heading ‘Exemption notification form’ or mailed to:

Exemption notification forms
Applications, Regulatory and Contact Team
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD

Published 12 October 2012
Last updated 10 October 2016 + show all updates
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