Ofsted registers and inspects childcare for children aged from birth to 17 years

Registered Childcare providers and childminders have to meet requirements that relate to safety, the people providing the care and the organisation of the childcare. Childcarers registered on the Early Years Register, who care for children aged from birth to the 31st August following a child's fifth birthday, also have to meet requirements for children's learning and development.

What you can tell Ofsted

  • Is the chilcare good?
  • Can it be made better?
  • Do you have any concerns?

If you want to tell Ofsted anything about your child's childcare, you can ring

0300 123 1231

Or you can write at
The National Business Unit
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester M1 2WD

If you would like more information about Ofsted's role as the regulator of childcare you can visit their website: