Childminders and childcare workers, such as nannies, are responsible for the safety and well-being of children in their care. Ofsted is legally required to check an applicant’s suitability at the point of registration. For daycare providers, it is the provider’s responsibility …
Alex Magloire, Deputy Director, Early Years Regulatory Practice
Once you have submitted your application to register with Ofsted, we will give you a call to discuss your application. At this stage we want to make sure everything you have included in your form is correct, to avoid any …
The Chancellor recently announced an optional change to childcare ratios from 1:4 to 1:5 for two-year-old children. This change will apply from September 2023. All other staff-to-child ratios remain the same. While the Department for Education sets the ratios, we …
Being a right-touch regulator is one of our new strategic priorities. This means ensuring that our regulation promotes high-quality care, education, and safeguarding for children, while being proportionate in our approach and reducing any unnecessary bureaucracy or burden. We’re also …
This blog post explains a bit more about how and why nannies might think about registering with Ofsted and what that can mean for parents who employ a nanny.
This blog explains what committee-run childcare is and what Ofsted's role is in checking the suitability of committee members, trustees and directors.
This blog explains what you need to do once you've decided to become an early years childminder and what you need to do to make sure you’re ready to be registered.
Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director Regulation and Social Care; Gill Jones, Deputy Director, Schools and Early Education; and Alex Magloire, our Deputy Director, Early Years Regulatory Practice, launch Ofsted's new early years blog.
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About 'Ofsted blog: early years'
This blog is about education and care in children’s early years. It will update you on developments in the early years sector and will feature current issues. Find out more.
- Getting the right DBS when registering with Ofsted November 21, 2023
- Calling all early years applicants October 17, 2023
- Giving all children the best start in life September 11, 2023