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  • Ofsted

    The home of Ofsted on GOV.UK. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. We also inspect and regulate service…

  • Find an Ofsted inspection report

    Search for Ofsted inspection reports for childminders and childcare providers, schools, colleges, further education providers, children and families services

  • Tell Ofsted if you have a COVID-19 incident at your childcare business

    You must tell Ofsted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your nursery, childminder business or other day care. You should also tell us if you have to close your setting as a result.

  • Report a serious childcare incident

    Ofsted-registered childminders, nannies, nurseries and other daycare must use this service to report significant events affecting their childcare within 14 days.

  • Education inspection framework (EIF)

    This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.

  • School inspection handbook

    Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework.

  • Ofsted's plans: 2021

    Guidance and details of our plans as part of a phased return to full inspection.

  • Become a childminder or nanny (England)

    How to register as a childminder or nanny: the Ofsted Childcare Register, the Early Years Register, who can register, how to apply.

  • Complain about a school

    Complain about a school - complaints process, when to complain to the Department for Education, the Education Funding Agency or Ofsted.

  • Deferring Ofsted inspections

    Ofsted’s policy for determining that an inspection of a provider should not go ahead on the planned dates.

  • Early years inspection handbook

    Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.

  • Education inspection framework

    Ofsted's new education inspection framework (EIF) applies to maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and early years settings.

  • Tell Ofsted about an incident: children's social care notification

    Report incidents at your children's social care service.

  • Ofsted – Complaints procedure

    How to make a complaint to Ofsted about services we inspect and/or regulate, or about Ofsted’s representatives or service.

  • Reported COVID-19 notifications by registered early years and childcare settings

    Data on the number of registered early years and childcare providers reporting one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  • Ofsted – Working for Ofsted

    Information about jobs at Ofsted, including the range of jobs on offer, working as an inspector and finding out about opportunities.

  • School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

    This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.

  • Inspecting schools: guide for maintained and academy schools

    This guide gives a summary of what schools should expect and what they need to do as part of an Ofsted inspection.

  • DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

    How to get a criminal records check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.

  • Registration requirements

    The requirements you need to follow if you register with Ofsted to look after children.