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  1. Ofsted

    The home of Ofsted on GOV.UK.

  2. Find an Ofsted inspection report

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

  3. Education inspection framework (EIF)

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

  4. Complain about a school or childminder

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

  5. School inspection handbook

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

  6. Ofsted Annual Report 2018/19: education, children’s services and skills

    Ofsted's Annual Report presents our findings for the areas we inspect in early years childcare, schools, further education and skills and social care.

  7. Early years inspection handbook

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

  8. Childminders and childcare providers: register with Ofsted

    Guidance for childminders, nannies, nurseries and people providing other childcare on when/if you need to register with Ofsted, the process, fees and requirements.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Education inspection framework

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

  12. Ofsted – Complaints procedure

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

  13. Amanda Spielman launches Ofsted's Annual Report 2018/19

    Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman discusses the quality of education, training and care services in England at the launch of Ofsted's Annual Report today.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Ofsted Annual Report 2018/19

    Ofsted's Annual Report examines the quality of schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills.

  17. Registration requirements

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

  18. People connected with Ofsted-registered childcare

    Guidance for childminder assistants, people living or working with a childminder, committee members and other people associated with Ofsted-registered childcare.

  19. Childminders and childcare on domestic premises: registration

    How to register if you want to look after children at home as a childminder, including what you need to do before you apply, fees, and working elsewhere for up to half your time.

  20. Initial teacher education inspection framework and handbook 2020: inspecting the quality of teacher education

    Ofsted seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the initial teacher education inspection framework and handbook September 2020.