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25 April 2016
Ofsted's online application service for those wishing to register as childcare providers will be unavailable between Monday 9 and Sunday 15 May 2016.
The suspension of service is necessary in order to update the Ofsted Online website in line with the requirements of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The Act affects childcare provision.
Read more about the process to register as a childminder in England.
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. Formed in 1977, we are a charity dedicated to supporting everyone involved in childcare and early education to provide high quality services, information and advice to children, their families and carers.
Across England and Wales we provide training, expert advice, help and peer support to practitioners and practical and impartial support and information for families and carers and those advising them. We represent the views and experiences of practitioners and champion their vital role in helping prepare children for a bright future.