Regulation and registration of early education and childcare
OfSTED (The Office for Standards in Education) is responsible for the regulation and registration of early education and childcare, including childminders, for children under 8 years of age (where the period of care is for more than two hours in any day).
OfSTED provides a useful 'Parents and Carers' web page which provides information and guidance on the following topics:
- How do we inspect?
- How to a make a complaint
- Why should you read inspection reports?
- Access the latest inspection reports
Contact OfSTED via their website, telephone or in writing.