How to Childminders and Childcare Providers Register with Ofsted?: Procedure, Document Required, Eligibility

Procedure to Childminders and Childcare Providers Register with Ofsted

All licensed daycare providers must abide by all applicable regulations, including planning, fire safety, food cleanliness, disability discrimination, and health and safety. You can get guidance from your local government on recognizing and fulfilling your legal responsibilities.

  • Application Submission: Send in your application to Ofsted; you will receive a confirmation when it is received.
  • Information Check: Ofsted will confirm the details provided by you and the other adults living in your home.
  • Registration Visit: Ofsted will schedule a registration visit if you apply to the Early Years Register.
  • Inspection: Only 10% of providers on the Childcare Register get an annual inspection; in contrast, those on the Early Years Register are subject to routine inspections.
  • Result: Upon completion of the inspections, Ofsted will either issue a registration certificate or a “notice of intention” to deny registration.

Documents Required

  • Verification of identity
  • Information about the ages and quantities of kids you may look after and documents
  • pertaining to your vehicle, credentials, and first aid training. Details regarding the suitability of your space, furnishings, and playthings
  • Knowledge of risk assessment, security, safety, and the standards of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
    Proficiency in English communication is necessary for both teaching and documentation.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Childminders are required to spend more than two hours a day with children under the age of eight.
  • Caregiving for children eight years of age and older, less than two hours of care each day, being the child’s parent, stepparent, foster parent, or relative, or taking care of the child in one’s own home are examples of exceptions.


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