Ofsted and Playgroup

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 welfare and 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 until 31 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 childcare 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 to : enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk or
Applications, Regulatory and Contact (ARC) Team
Ofsted
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester M1 2WD

For more information, search for ‘Information for parents Ofsted’

If you would like information about the availability of childcare in your local area, please visit www.familyandchildcaretrust.org