What is OFSTED?
OFSTED is a government department which inspects and regulates the children and young people education and care sectors. They aim to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
Like schools and nurseries, caregivers such as nannies and childminders can be registered with OFSTED. Many childcare professionals on Findababysitter.com are registered with OFSTED and you will see this on their profile.
Childcare vouchers recieved through work schemes can only be used on OFSTED registered professionals. You can check if a registerered childcare providers registration is still valid by calling Ofsted on 0845 640 4040 or visiting www.ofsted.gov.uk, and providing them with a unique reference number (which appears on the childcare professionals most recent registration certificate).
If you are a job seeker Findababysitter.com and you would like to become OFSTED registered then all the information you need can be found on the OFSTED website, we also offer childcare courses that count towards your OFSTED registration.
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