Message from Ofsted regarding opening or temporarily closing settings

Ofsted message:

We’re working with local authorities to find out which early years providers, including childminders, are currently open or temporarily closed. This is to help us support vulnerable children as best we can.

To help us gather this information, we may be in contact in with you directly in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, if your operating circumstances change (you open or close), notify us by sending an email to with ‘Change in operating hours’ in the subject field. In the body of the email, please confirm the unique reference number for each setting and the details of the change. You can find your URN on your registration, your inspection report(s), and on your Ofsted report page.