Ofsted inspections in childcare
What is an Ofsted inspection?
Childcare providers are regulated and inspected by Ofsted. Those on the early years register will have an inspection in every 4 year inspection cycle. The provider will receive an inspection report after each visit. They will also get a grade based on the quality of the childcare.
The grades are:
- Requires Improvement* (Satisfactory before September 2013)
Where to find an Ofsted report
Use our Family Information Directory to search for childcare providers. Within each provider record there is a link to the latest Ofsted inspection report. You can also filter the records by the Ofsted Inspection result.
Find reports on the Ofsted website.