Early years and childcare settings that work with children under the age of eight years for more than two hours per day must be registered with Ofsted.
Some childcare does not have to be registered; this includes settings caring for children aged eight years and over only, care that is based around one or two activities, care that is provided in the child’s home or directly by a school. However, the provider may choose to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register. Ofsted regularly inspect childcare settings that are registered. All Ofsted inspection repoarts are available on the Ofsted website.
You can check if a childcare provider is registered with Ofsted by asking for the setting’s registration certificate or by calling Slough Family Information Service on 01753 476589.
If you have difficulty finding suitable childcare in your area, contact Slough FIS on 01753 476589 or FIS@slough.gov.uk.