This framework sets out Ofsted's inspection principles and the main judgements that inspectors make.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting maintained schools and academies in England under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
Guidance for inspecting schools under the common inspection framework, with a mythbuster document on common misconceptions.
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005, for use from September 2019.
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the common inspection framework.
Guidance for childminders, nannies, nurseries and people providing other childcare on when/if you need to register with Ofsted, the process, fees and requirements.
A guide for schools about Ofsted inspections, including timings, notice that we give, the process and what happens after the visit.
Handbook for Ofsted inspectors on inspecting further education and skills providers under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
Ofsted inspectors use this handbook when inspecting early years providers.
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.
How Ofsted inspects maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and early years settings.
The requirements you need to follow if you register with Ofsted to look after children.
Ofsted guidance on inspecting non-association independent schools in England under the education inspection framework, for use from September 2019.
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.
Guidance on how further education and skills providers are inspected under the common inspection framework.
Ofsted’s safeguarding policy and guidance for inspectors on handling safeguarding disclosures.
Guidance for childminder assistants, people living or working with a childminder, committee members and other people associated with Ofsted-registered childcare.
The application process for nannies (also known as home childcarers), including what you need to do before you apply, fees, and changes once you're registered.
Most childcare providers looking after children under the age of 8 must register with Ofsted (or a childminder agency).
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