Childminders in England are registered and inspected by Ofsted.
the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) is
responsible for childminders' registration and inspection.
Most childminders are inspected every two to three years. The
inspection is to ensure that providers are working to the
registration requirements of either England or Wales - the minimum
standards to which all providers must work.
Childminders in both countries need to complete a
self-evaluation form which helps the inspector carry out the
Registered childminders in England must deliver and are
inspected against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
In Wales, the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare
in Wales outline the inspection requirements for childminders in
In both countries, the inspectors look at the child's experience
of the childminding setting and consider parents' views as part of
Ofsted inspections are provided on its behalf in England by two
companies - Tribal Group plc in the South, and Prospects Services
Ltd in the North and Midlands.
PACEY works closely with Ofsted, Tribal Group and Prospect
Services to ensure all inspectors are fully aware of the unique
nature of childminding settings.
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