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Registering with Ofsted

Find out how and why childcare providers register with Ofsted and information about the Childcare Act 2006.

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the official body for inspecting schools and childcare businesses.

Ofsted are an independent, non-ministerial government department, which is responsible for the inspection of a range of education and children's services, and for the inspection and regulation of registered early years and childcare provision. Find out more information about Ofsted on GOV.UK.