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