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