Introduction to Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. Ofsted inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people from 0-18 years of age. 

All nurseries have to be registered and approved by Ofsted before they can begin to look after children.

Even though Ofsted inspects only once in every four year cycle, having a well-respected Ofsted rating is part of how we demonstrate our commitment to high standards. The nursery’s Ofsted reports are available online at www.ofsted.gov.uk, as is the report for every child-minder, school, nursery, pre-school and playgroup in the country.

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