Ofsted Early Years and Childcare website updated

Ofsted have updated their webpages with helpful guidance on the following topics:

Non-compliance with the Early Years and Childcare Registers – An explanation of what happens to those judged inadequate on the Early Years Register and those not meeting registration requirements on the Childcare Register.

Pay your Ofsted annual registration fee by direct debit – On this page, you can download and complete the direct debit form to pay your Ofsted annual registration fee.

Transparency data: Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare – Updated consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare as at 31 January 2020.

Report a serious childcare incident – Ofsted-registered childminders, nannies, nurseries and other daycare must use this service to report significant events affecting their childcare within 14 days.

Providing childcare and the 2-hour rule – Find out how you can still register with Ofsted if you provide childcare immediately before or after school for less than 2 hours in a day.

Childcare: reporting children’s accidents and injuries – Find out whether you need to tell Ofsted about an accident, injury or illness a child suffers while in your care.

Apply to register as a childminder – You must apply to register with Ofsted if you want to look after other people’s children in your home or someone else’s home. This page explains the process.

Apply to register as a nanny – You can apply to register as a nanny, including as an au pair, with Ofsted if you want to look after other people’s children in their home. This page explains the process.

Childminders: report new adults in the home – You must tell Ofsted about new people aged 16 or over who live or work in the home you look after children in within 14 days. This includes children who turn 16. This page explains the process.

Carrying out Childcare Register inspections – This guidance is for Ofsted inspectors carrying out inspections of providers that are only registered on either or both parts of the Childcare Register. We publish it on our website to be transparent.