Changes to Ofsted Online System

Ofsted Online allows you to access different online services that will help you to communicate with Ofsted electronically.

To allow them to replace their existing online system for early years childcare applications, you will not be able to use the application forms on these pages from the below dates.

From 15 January 2020

Both of the following will not be able to use the application forms on these pages from this date:

  • nurseries and other daycares (known as childcare on non-domestic)
  • childcare inside a home (known as childcare on domestic)

You will still be able to report a serious childcare incident and pay an invoice as usual, without interruption.

From 5 February 2020

Childminders and nannies will not be able to use the application forms on these pages from this date.

You will still be able to report a serious childcare incident and pay an invoice as usual, without interruption.

Ofsted will not be accepting these forms for 2 weeks from these respective dates to allow them to check forms that providers have already submitted.

For more information and when forms will be available follow the link