Guidance

Suspension of a childcare provider's registration

Guidance for providers, parents and carers on the suspension of a childcare provider’s registration.

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Suspension information for providers, parents and carers on suspension of childcare

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Suspension information for providers, parents and carers on suspension of childcare

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Sometimes Ofsted needs to suspend a childcare provider’s registration if it believes a child or children may be at risk of harm. This does not always mean that the provider has done something wrong, but it does allow Ofsted time to investigate its concerns or give it or the provider time to take steps to reduce or remove any possible risk. This guidance for providers, parents and carers details how Ofsted approaches the suspension of a childcare provider’s registration.