Ofsted

Worried looking girlThis section brings together a collection of in-depth information covering issues relating to childcare regulation and the Ofsted inspection process.

If you are just looking for a specific Ofsted factsheet, see our summary of all the relevant Ofsted documentation for out of school clubs:
Key Ofsted documentation

We have divided the articles up into the following broad categories, but there is inevitably quite a lot of overlap in the subject areas:

Registration

Which register is best for your club?
Differences between the Early Years Register and Childcare Register
Early Years Register - Safeguarding and welfare requirements: Quick Reference Guide
Early Years Register - Safeguarding and welfare requirements: Key Changes 2017
Childcare Register: Quick Reference Guide

Voluntary Register

Legislation

Early Years Foundation Stage 2017
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors 2019 *NEW*
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors 2019 - Ofsted clarification
*NEW*
Staffing ratios *NEW*

Full and relevant qualifications

First aid qualifications

Safeguarding children

Prevent Duty for out of school clubs

Administering medicine

Parental responsibility

When to notify Ofsted

Reporting injuries and accidents to Ofsted
* UPDATED *
Retaining records *NEW*

Minimum staff numbers for out of school clubs
Committee-run settings: changes to members

Inspection readiness

CPD and ongoing training for your staff
Staff without qualifications

Demonstrating health and safety awareness
Information to display at your club
Inclusion: what is it?

Involving children
Emergency planning (eg pandemic flu)
Promoting children's rights and responsibilities
Can out of school clubs forget about EYFS now?