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Childcare registration – which register should I be on?

Using this online questionnaire will help you work out whether you need to be on the Early Years Register, the compulsory part of the Childcare Register, or on both Registers; or whether you could choose to make an application to register to be on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register.

You will be taken through a series of statements exploring the age of the children you look after or are planning to look after, the type of childcare you think best describes your provision or planned provision, and how long you are open or will be open; click the options which best apply to the childcare you provide or are planning to provide. The results page will suggest on which register you will need to be registered, if any.

It should take around 2 to 5 minutes to complete a questionnaire.

Note: This 4Children website is intended purely as an information resource. If you are unsure whether you should be registered or have specific questions about your provision, you should contact Ofsted by visiting www.ofsted.gov.uk or calling 0300 123 1231.

Click on one of the statements below to get started:

Currently providing childcare

I am thinking of providing childcare