Today Ofsted has published information about a pilot it is running across parts of England to streamline the registration process for providers following feedback from the sector.
The pilot will test whether Ofsted can register people more quickly if their registration visit is pre-booked at the start of the application process, instead of waiting until all the suitability checks are complete to book this. This method aims to avoid lengthy delays in agreeing a suitable date between inspectors and providers.
Ofsted says "on the rare occasions where suitability checks are not completed by the time the registration visit is due to take place, we may need to reschedule it."
People applying to register with Ofsted in the South East and the North East, Yorkshire and Humber regions will be told whether they are part of this new pilot.
Read more about this work on Ofsted's Early Years Blog