What will it cost me to register with Ofsted?
There are two levels of fee that Ofsted charge for you to register as a childminder.
- £30 to be registered on the Early Years Register.
- £103 to be registered on the Compulsory part of the Childcare Register but not the Early Years Register.
- If you want to be on both registers, you will only pay one fee and that is the £30.
You need to be registered on the Early Years Register if you intend to look after children under 5 (including 5 year olds in reception class at school).
If you only intend to look after over 8 year olds, you need only be registered on the Childcare Register.
If you are intending to care for children of any age, you may prefer to register on both registers.
These fees are payable annually. Ofsted will de-register you if the fees are not paid.