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 *UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2023*
Childcare Register: Quick Reference Guide
Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors
Guidance for Ofsted inspectors - Ofsted clarification
DfE Approved qualifications
First aid qualifications
Prevent Duty for out of school clubs
When to notify Ofsted
Reporting injuries and accidents to Ofsted
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?
Promoting children's rights and responsibilities
Can out of school clubs forget about EYFS now?