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  • Registration requirements - the requirements you will need to follow if you register with Ofsted to look after children.

  • Become a registered early years or childcare provider in England
    This guidance came into effect on 1 January 2016. (Updated 16/8/21) It replaced the following:
    • Early years and childcare providers: registration and suitability handbook
    • How to register on the Childcare Register
    • How to register on the Early Years Register
    • Childcare Register requirements for childcare providers on non-domestic or domestic premises
    • Childcare Register requirements for childminders and home childcarers
    • Types of childcare that don’t need to register with Ofsted - Annex A
    • Early Years Register: preparing for your registration visit

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