Out of School Alliance - Help and Support for Out of School Clubs


Children on a climbing frameThis 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 list 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:

Regulation and legislation

Childcare Register: Quick Reference Guide
Which register is best for your club?
Differences between the Early Years Register and Childcare Register
Minimum staff numbers for out of school clubs
When to notify Ofsted

Meeting inspection requirements

Administering medicine
CPD and ongoing training for your staff
Demonstrating health and safety awareness
Emergency (swine flu) planning
First aid qualifications
Full and relevant qualifications

Inclusion: what is it?
Information to display at your club
Involving children
Preparing for the new school year (part 1)
Preparing for the new school year (part 2)
Prevent Duty for out of school clubs
Parental responsibility
Promoting children's rights and responsibilities
Reporting injuries and accidents to Ofsted
Retaining records *NEW*

Safeguarding children
Staff without qualifications
Staffing ratios *NEW*

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage 2017
Safeguarding and welfare requirements 2017 - list of key changes

Safeguarding and welfare requirements 2017 - quick reference guide
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors 2019 *NEW*
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors 2015 /2018
'Full and relevant' qualifications
Can out of school clubs forget about EYFS now?