If you would like information about the availability of childcare, you can ring your local

childcare information helpline on 0800 2346 346.

Ofsted registers and inspects childcare

for children aged from birth to 17 years.


childminders have to meet requirements

that relate to safety, the people providing

the care and the organisation of the

childcare. Childcarers who care for children

aged from birth to the 31 August following

a child’s fifth birthday also have to meet

requirements for egistered childcare providers and

children’s learning and


What you can tell us?

n Is the childcare good?

n Can it be made better?

n Do you have any concerns?

If you want to tell us anything about your

child’s childcare, you can ring

08456 404040

Or you can write to us at:

The National Business Unit


The Royal Exchange Buildings

St Ann’s Square

Manchester M2 7LA

If you would like more information about

Ofsted’s role as the regulator of childcare

you can visit our website:

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