To set up a new nursery or pre-school you will need to register with Ofsted before you can look after children from birth to eight years of age for more than two hours a day.
The registration requirements and the processes will differ depending on the type of childcare provided and the ages of the children looked after. The cost of registering your childcare business with Ofsted will also depend on which register you join. Further information about the different types of registers and costs can be found on Ofsted's website.
All childcare providers who are registered on the Early Years Register must deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.