Registering a new childcare business with Ofsted
To set up a new childcare provision you are required by law to register with the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted). There are some exceptions, and you may not need to register.
- Ofsted registration process
There is an Ofsted guide about applying to join the Early Years Register and Childcare Registers.
- After you are registered
Details of your new service registration and inspections will be available on the Ofsted Reports website for public viewing
- Further help and contacts
If you have difficulty in completing any forms or need more information about applying, please phone the Ofsted helpline: 0300 123 1231.
You can also contact Services for Young Children