Why use an Ofsted registered childcare provider?

The benefits of using an Ofsted registered childcare provider during the school holiday

Ofsted ensures your child receives the quality of care you expect and demand. They ensure that all National Childcare Regulations are met by visiting providers, approving their policies and procedures and speaking to their staff regularly. Inspection reports are then posted on the Ofsted website

An Ofsted registered provider ensures that...

  • They will have comprehensive child protection policies, procedures and insurances to safeguard your child
  • They will be regularly inspected by Ofsted to ensure standards are met
  • You are able to use childcare vouchers at each Ofsted registered venue
  • If you are eligible, you can pay for childcare through the tax-free childcare scheme
  • Staff will be DBS certified
  • Regular risk assessments will be carried out on premises and equipment
  • At least one member of staff will have a paediatric first aid certificate
  • At least one member of staff will be trained in the Common Core of skills and knowledge for childcare

3 Simple Steps...

to check that your school holiday childcare provider is Ofsted registered.


Before choosing your childcare provider we suggest you do a bit of research:



When making a booking at any venue, ensure to ask for a relevant Ofsted registration number. This should be specific to the venue.



Ask to see their Ofsted registration certificate. This should also be specific to the venue.



You can ask Ofsted directly by calling 0300 123 1231 or by visiting ofsted.gov.uk



Find out more about our Active Camps and view our Ofsted certificates and reports below.

Alvechurch BromsgroveHagley Leamington SolihullSutton Coldfield Walsall Worcester



Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16